Economic development incentives


Northeastern US

BLS & Co. periodically revises the state incentive pages to ensure our firm is providing the most current information on legislative and regulatory developments affecting available programs. Updates will be posted in the near future. In the interim, please call BLS & Co. with any questions at 609.924.9775 or reach out via email at

Tax Credits

Research and Development Tax Credit:  Businesses that incur qualified R&D expenses can claim a non-refundable tax credit equal to 27% of the federal tax credit.  The credit can be carried forward for up to 10 years.

Incentives & Exemptions

Grant and Financing Programs

Vermont Employment Growth Incentive (VEGI): This discretionary program provides a performance-based cash grant to businesses that create net new full-time jobs and make capital investments.  To qualify, businesses must create new jobs with wages at or above 140% or 160% of the Vermont Minimum Wage.  The actual wage threshold (140% or 160% of the minimum wage) is based on the Labor Market Area (LMA) where the project is to be located.  The incentive award is disbursed in 5 equal installments once project milestones have been met.

Special Zoning

Job Training

The Vermont Training Program (VTP): Businesses seeking to train newly hired workers and/or upgrade the skills of existing employees may be eligible for a discretionary training grant. The VTP provides reimbursable grants of up to 50% of training costs. To qualify, businesses must offer wages to trained employees that meet or exceed the state’s livable wage. Training may be conducted on-site or through a training provider/vendor.  

Financing & Financial Assistance

Vermont Economic Development Authority Loans: Offers low-cost, non-forgivable financing for the purchase of land, buildings, or equipment.

Local Incentives

Other Programs

Interested in Learning More?

Contact us today at 609.924.9775 or info@blsstrategies.comto schedule an initial incentives strategy consultation.
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