Article by Howard Weiss-Tisman/VPR
High-tech companies that provide well-paying jobs are good for the local economy. Keeping those companies from moving out of state, as well as recruiting new companies, has been a focus of business leaders in Vermont.
Since Vermont Yankee nuclear plant closed in 2014, business leaders have worked to reduce the roadblocks to future development and retain companies with roots in Vermont. One company, employee-owned Chroma Technology, has decided to stay and expand in southern Vermont. Its optical filters are used in biomedical research, and this technology is used in a variety of industries across the globe. The expansion will help create jobs and provide continued investment in the local community.