Vermont weighs spending $27 million in stimulus funds

Some 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.

VEDA sees drop in loan requests

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. VPR’s Ross Sneyd reports.