Vermont’s top business executives are "cautiously optimistic"
that the state’s economy will continue to grow at a slow but steady pace over
the next few years. The
group is forecasting an increase in sales and hiring over the next 12 months.
Vermont’s top business leaders are taking some small steps
out of the recession. But
they’re being careful because they’re uncertain how health care debates at the
state and federal level might affect their companies.
In his inaugural address last
week, Peter Shumlin laid out some of his priorities for the next two years. Now, five local advocacy organizations discuss their priorities for this
legislative session, under the new administration.