of the federal stimulus money headed to Vermont is designed to help businesses pull the economy out
of recession. As
part of an occasional series on "Tracking the Stimulus,” VPR’s Ross Sneyd
reports how Vermont is trying to decide how to spend 17 million dollars.
Vermont’s leading economic development lender says business
has dropped dramatically this year. The
Vermont Economic Development Authority is still lending money to growing
companies, but only half as much as it expected. The
agency hopes to turn that around with economic stimulus loans that it will
unveil in the next few weeks.
Ross Sneyd reports.