COVID-19 Economic Impacts and Business Resources

The evolving COVID-19 situation is having an immediate affect on the business community here in Brandon. As this evolves, we will be updating this page with resources for businesses.

3/30/20 – A fantastic cheat sheet for the programs being offered through the CARES act. THIS IS A MUST READ for any business.

3/24/20 – VT Department of Taxes Information about deducting losses due to the COVID-19 disruptions MORE INFORMATION

3/23/20 – Press Release from Governor Scott’s office regarding Tax Due Dates MORE INFORMATION

“The Governor has directed the Commissioner of Taxes to exercise his authority to provide relief to Vermont businesses who owe Meals and Rooms Tax or Sales and Use Tax until further notice. Many of our local businesses find themselves unable to meet the March 25 and April 25 filing deadlines due to the implementation of mitigation steps to slow the spread of COVID-19. Taxpayers who are unable to meet the deadlines will not be charged any penalty or interest on these taxes for late submissions.” MORE INFORMATION

3/20/20 – SBA announces emergency loan programs in VT counties. MORE INFORMATION

The Agency of Commerce and Community Development has created a dedicated email address for businesses to share the impacts of the COVID-19 virus. That email address is: commerce.covid19@vermont.gov.

Sign-up for the ACCD COVID-19 Business and Economic Response Newsletter – The ACCD and Department of Labor will help you to stay informed about state and federal responses as it pertains to the business community.

Complete this US Small Business Administration “Estimated Disaster Economic Injury Worksheet” – This will provide information for the SBA and help trigger a federal response to businesses negatively impacted. **Either complete digitally, print and scan OR save as a PDF and email it to: commerce.covid19@vermont.gov.***

An information sheet from the Department of Labor about employer and employees that have been affected by the COVID-19 response

Welcome to our community. Are you considering relocating to Brandon? If so, contact the Town Office or stop by.

Available Space

The Office of Economic Development works with the Downtown Brandon Alliance (DBA), Brandon’s “Designated Downtown organization.”

Brandon is home to an active business community offering a wide spectrum of products and services combined with excellent customer service. A business directory can be found here:  Business Roster with Contacts.

Here is the presentation from the V-DAT team, November 2013. This is a link to a YouTube video, with some audio difficulties. Stick with it — its a great presentation despite the technical problems.

V-DAT Report

Brandon Revolving Loan Fund

Tax Stabilization Policy

 – Tax Stabilization Application

Designated Downtown Tax Credit Program

Designated Downtown Boundary Map

USDA Loan-Grant Programs

We are proud of our community and optimistic about it’s future. You will find us cooperative, proactive and dedicated to serving you as citizens of this community.

Town Offices
49 Center Street
Brandon, VT 05733
(802) 247-3635 ext. 213

Bill Moore, Economic Development Officer

bmoore@townofbrandon.com