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Helping Vermonters improve their quality of life and build strong communities

The Agency of Commerce and Community Development encompasses two major state departments and many programs that serve the Vermont public by enhancing the Vermont business climate, marketing Vermont to tourists and others, and strengthening Vermont communities in a wide variety of ways. The Agency is comprised of the Department of Economic, Housing and Community Development and the Department of Tourism and Marketing, which has oversight of Vermont Life magazine. The Division for Historic Preservation; Downtown Program; Chief Marketing Officer; and Vermont Economic Progress Council are also within the Agency.

Agency Departments

Tourism & Marketing
Vermont Life

The Department of Tourism and Marketing promotes Vermont as a travel destination in order to support a diverse and vital economy. The VDTM mission is accomplished through the development and implementation of a comprehensive marketing plan that integrates television, radio, newspaper and magazine print with, the state’s most comprehensive tourism database.

Vermont Life is a quarterly magazine published by the State of Vermont. It explores and celebrates the state's people, places and rich heritage. Stunning color photography and award-winning journalism make Vermont Life your insider's guide to the secret places and special character of the Green Mountain State.

Economic, Housing and Community Development

The Department of Economic, Housing and Community Development  offers a wide range of programs to further sustainable development in Vermont communities. The department is the state's central office for local and regional land use planning, state housing policy including the Mobile Home Park Program, the Vermont Community Development Program, state-owned historic sites, archeological resources, and preservation of Vermont's historic resources including downtowns and village centers. The Department also provides support for businesses and job creation by assisting with finance, permitting, foreign trade, export finance, training, business recruitment/expansion, government contract procurement, and captive insurance sales and marketing services. The Vermont Economic Progress Council is an arm of the department. The department also funds and supports regional development efforts through the Regional Planning Commissions, Regional Development Corporations and through other partners.

Lawrence Miller
Secretary of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development
National Life Building
North, Drawer 20
Montpelier, VT 05620
(802) 828-3211


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FY2012 Budget
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* FY2012 Budget Presentation
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* FY2012 Inter-Departmental Transfer Detail
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* FY2012 ACCD Contracts
* Summary of Carryforward Funds Available at Fiscal Year End 2010


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Vermont Training Program FY 2011 Annual Report

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