Saturday May 18, 2013

MANCHESTER -- Manchester Assessor and Economic Development Officer Pauline Moore, and Zoning Administrator Lee Krohn, believe that creating a business in Manchester is about much more than simply running said business and making a profit -- it is also about the quality of life in the town where the business is built. Because of this, they have started UCanVT, an economic development program geared towards bringing new, and preexisting businesses to the town.

"This is all a part of a year's worth of rebirth of the town," said Krohn. "We want to create good energy and positive outcomes."

The UCanVT project is still in relatively early stages and entails a website and a brochure, but Krohn explained that they aren't done trying to reach out just yet.

"The project is still evolving," said Krohn. "It is going to keep growing because we are creating it from scratch."

They said that they plan to add videos to the website, including testimonials from local business owners that have been featured around the site and on the brochure.

"It is a real paradigm shift," said Krohn, who noted the town once held back with economic assistance to new businesses.

-- Manchester Journal