The new mark came two days after Trump delivered a speech to the Economic Club of New York. Trump told Wall St. executives and economists that a Democratic victory in 2020 would endanger the stock market gains made under his presidency.
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Charles Dickens might well have been writing about the stark dissimilarities between Vermont’s anemic economy and the Trump national economic boom.
Shrugging off the fading promise of the EB-5’s economic windfall, homebuyers are bidding up the values of properties in Northeast Kingdom county, historically one of Vermont’s weakest for home property values.
The Green Mountain state has finished last or second-to-last every year since 2008. New Hampshire finished 16th, and continues to climb the chart.
Digger has zero evidence that Vermont’s bad business climate wasn’t the reason Energizer left. It may very well be the reason the company left. Digger doesn’t know.
The unemployment rate for black Americans fell to 5.4 percent in October, the lowest level since the government first started recording employment data in 1972. The jobless rate in America reached a 50-year low in April 2019.
A new Tax Foundation study ranks New Hampshire sixth in its 2020 State Business Tax Climate Index. Neighboring states did not fare so well in the study, which ranked Maine at 33rd, Massachusetts 36th, Vermont 44th and Connecticut 47th.
The planned closure of the Energizer plant in Bennington won’t be immediate, a company spokeswoman said Monday afternoon.
Growth in the construction, hospitality and health care sectors continue to contribute to a strong employment picture in New Hampshire. The state’s labor force also grew by 1,080 from August to September, to a record-high 772,760.
Vermonters looking to get a better understanding of how their businesses can handle complex political, economic and sociological trends got their chance at a workshop held last week at the Delta Hotel.
According to the White House Council of Economic Advisors and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, America’s lowest-wage workers have experienced the sharpest wage hikes since the TCJA — with nominal wage increases of an astonishing 8.9 percent.