The Vermont Statutes Online
Subchapter 002 : Vermont Employment Growth Incentive Program(Cite as: 32 V.S.A. § 3334)
§ 3334. Enhanced incentive for a business in a qualifying labor market area
(a) The Council may increase the value of an incentive for a business that is located in a labor market area in which:
(1) the average annual unemployment rate is greater than the average annual unemployment rate for the State; or
(2) the average annual wage is less than the average annual wage for the State.
(b) In each calendar year, the amount by which the Council may increase the value of all incentives pursuant to this section is:
(1) $1,500,000.00 for one or more initial approvals; and
(2) $1,000,000.00 for one or more final approvals.
(c) The Council may increase the cap imposed in subdivision (b)(2) of this section by not more than $500,000.00 upon application by the Governor to, and approval of, the Joint Fiscal Committee.
(d) In evaluating the Governor's request, the Committee shall consider the economic and fiscal condition of the State, including recent revenue forecasts and budget projections.
(e) The Council shall provide the Committee with testimony, documentation, company-specific data, and any other information the Committee requests to demonstrate that increasing the cap will create an opportunity for return on investment to the State.
(f) The purpose of the enhanced incentive for a business in a qualifying labor market area is to increase job growth in economically disadvantaged regions of the State, as provided in subsection (a) of this section. (Added 2015, No. 157 (Adj. Sess.), § H.1, eff. Jan. 1, 2017; amended 2017, No. 69, § A.1, eff. June 28, 2017.)