a bid to draw retailers, a Rutland
business group says it will pay a year’s worth of rent for a new store that
opens downtown. The
Downtown Rutland Partnership says it will make a choice based on the best
business plan that’s submitted.
Tasha Wallis is the Executive Director of the Vermont Retail Association. She says store owners around Vermont are a resilient group of men and women who don’t cower easily, and they’ve taken steps to make shopping enticing for Vermonters even in these tough economic times.
We talk about our state’s deepest ruts and potholes with Transportation Secretary Neale
Lunderville and with the director of the National
Center at UVM. Also, we hear from the Vermont
Retail Association about whether or not Vermonters are opening their pocketbooks in today’s economy. And commentator Peter Gilbert reflects on the 40th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death.