Economic Development Commission
The next regular monthly meeting of the EDC is Thursday, April 2 at 7 pm. To attend the meeting (by phone) you can dial 1-605-472-5353, and when prompted enter the passcode 779519 followed by the # key (the pound or hash key). Documents for the meeting are here
The EDC is announcing a new program, the Business Relief Fund, to provide local business owners with a small but immediate loan (which may under certain circumstances be forgiven). Details about the program and the online application form are available here
A terrific guide to the CARES Act for small business owners (prepared by US Senator Cardin) is here
If you are a local business and would like the President of the Chamber of Commerce to write a letter to your landlord asking for some relief on your rent please apply here
The Chamber has a new section on their website with resources for assistance to local businesses. You can get to it here
Citizen questions or comments on any issue relevant to the EDC can now be submitted online here
We approved our plan for 2020 at our Annual Planning Meeting, and we've summarized the plan in an Open Letter to the Woodstock Community that appeared in the Vermont Standard on February 6th. You can read the letter here
The TV ad campaign for Woodstock is no longer live, but you can view the ads for 22 local merchants here.
The Storefront Incentive Program remains in effect. If you are interested in opening a retail establishment in downtown Woodstock, you may be eligible for incentives. Learn more here and see NBC5's coverage of the program here.
There is currently a vacancy on the EDC. Interested applicants should have attended in person at least one EDC meeting. Application forms are available here and should be submitted to Town Hall.
The purpose of the Economic Development Commission (EDC) is to plan and implement sustainable economic development in Woodstock, in order to:
Increase the number of visitors who are most likely to develop connections to the area and contribute to the economy
Grow and diversify the resident population to enrich the community and the quality of life.
Jon Spector (Chair), Joe DiNatale (Vice Chair), Julia Cooke, Charlie Kimbell, Courtney Lowe, Michael Malik, Larry Niles, and Mica Seely
Note: there is one vacancy on the EDC currently. Application forms are available here and should be submitted to Town Hall.