by Anne Galloway vtdigger.org Two years ago, Governor Peter Shumlin was riding high on a wave of popularity. The governor’s approval rating was 65.1 percent in the spring of 2012 as the election season began, thanks in no small part to the successes of his first term in office.
Vermont Business Magazine Vermont’s unemployment rate is now second lowest in the nation, behind only North Dakota (2.6 percent). Driven by an increase in jobs and a steep decline in the number of unemployed, Vermont's unemployment rate fell again in March to 3.4 percent, a level not seen since well before the national economy collapsed in 2008. This is the lowest Vermont seasonally adjusted unemployment rate since June 2005. The March rate represents a decrease of three-tenths of a percent from the February rate of 3.7 percent.
by Hilary Niles vtdigger.org Jay Peak Resort’s multi-million dollar side projects in Newport and Burke are delayed due to a slow-down in investor recruitment. Federal backlogs and increased scrutiny of all projects financed through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program have jammed up the ventures, which are part of the resort owners’ ambitious Northeast Kingdom Economic Development Initiative.
Champlain College is one of the 332 most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review (www.PrincetonReview.com). The education services company known for its test prep programs and college rankings, ratings, and guidebooks profiles Champlain College in the fifth annual edition of its free downloadable book, "The Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges."