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Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development

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Vermont’s Agency of Commerce and Community Development encompasses three major state departments and many programs that serve the Vermont public by enhancing the Vermont business climate, marketing Vermont to tourists and others, and strengthening Vermont communities in a wide variety of ways. The Agency is comprised of the Departments of Economic Development, Tourism and Marketing, and Housing and Community Affairs. Vermont Life Magazine is part of Tourism and Marketing, and the Vermont Downtown Program and the Division for Historic Preservation are part of Housing and Community Affairs.

The Department of Economic Development provides support for businesses and job creation by assisting with finance, permitting, foreign trade, export finance, training, business recruitment/expansion, government marketing, and captive insurance sales and marketing services. The Vermont Economic Progress Council is an arm of the department. The department also funds and supports regional economic development efforts through the Regional Development Corporations and general business development through other partners.