The Vermont Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Virtual Policy Series beginning October 26 and running through December 14.
- October 26, 3 p.m. – Elections During a Pandemic
Secretary of State Jim Condos will provide an overview of the Secretary of State’s work and discuss navigating Vermont’s election system in 2020.
- November 2, 3 p.m. – The State of Vermont’s Workforce
Department of Labor Commissioner Michael Harrington, Director of Economic and Labor Market Information Section Mathew Barewicz, and others from the Department of Labor will discuss the condition of Vermont’s workforce, including an overview of unemployment numbers and trends, the UI trust fund, UI employer experience ratings, and other topics impacting employers and employees.
- November 9, 3 p.m. – Election Results and Economic Impact
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley will discuss election results and the impact of national results on Vermont’s business community.
- November 16, 3 p.m. – Broadband Now and Beyond
Department of Public Service Commissioner June Tierney and Representative Laura Sibilia will discuss broadband investments made in 2020 and expectations for broadband infrastructure improvement in the future.
- November 23, 3 p.m. – Economic Outlook and the Road Ahead
Department of Economic Development Commissioner Joan Goldstein and Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation Executive Director Adam Grinold will discuss Vermont’s economic outlook, provide an overview of existing relief programs, and discuss other economic development issues.
- November 30, 3 p.m. – Act 250 Reform
Natural Resources Board Chair Diane Snelling and Agency of Natural Resources Secretary Julie Moore will discuss developments related to Act 250, reform progress made during 2020, and expectations for changes in the future.
- December 7, 11 a.m. – 2021 Legislative Preview
Vermont Public Radio’s Peter Hirschfield, VTDigger’s Anne Galloway, and Seven Days’ Kevin McCallum will discuss the post-election legislative outlook for 2021, including issues the Legislature is expected to return to or begin work on when the new session begins in January.
- December 14, 3 p.m. – 2021 Budget Pressures and Projections
Secretary of Administration Susanne Young (invited) and Department of Finance and Management Commissioner Adam Greshin (invited) will discuss the State budget, including pressure points and budget projections moving forward.
Click on link below to access the Chambers website and to register.
Source: Vermont Chamber of Commerce