"Vermonters are known for being innovative and entrepreneurial. From our smallest ‘mom and pop’ shops to our largest corporations, Vermont businesses embody our values of hard work and integrity. I am committed to helping them succeed by providing access to federal resources and supporting legislation that helps them thrive in a global economy."
Spotlight on Business
After meeting with businesses in Barre in July 2015, Rep. Welch successfully pushed for the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank to help Vermont businesses export goods to trading partners around the world. Rep. Welch has been a strong advocate for an open and accessible internet for all Americans, including Vermont’s entrepreneurs whose livelihoods depend on fast and reliable internet service.
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By Joseph Gresser
Over the past couple of years U.S. Representative Peter Welch and congressional friends from both sides of the aisle have succeeded in rolling back Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that Mr. Welch has said could have harmed Vermont businesses.
Perhaps more importantly, Vermont’s lone congressman said Monday that he expects the FDA will work with food producers in crafting new regulations that will have the intended effect of protecting the food supply without harming small businesses.
Vermont’s Congressional Delegation is working to establish sanctions on big companies who advertise that their products contain “maple” when, in fact, they contain no actual maple syrup.
Vermont sugarmakers back their efforts 100%.
RUTLAND, Vt. - For years, Rutland has been working toward redeveloping its downtown. Now, Castleton University is jumping in with extended student housing.
WINDSOR - Sales are booming for Vermont-made vodka, gin and whiskey, up more than 600 percent in state liquor stores over the past five years, and more than 1,000 percent at farmers markets, special events and retail outlets.