Partner Member: Vergennes Partnership
The Vergennes Partnership was born in 1999 after Vergennes earned the coveted status of an official Vermont State Designated Downtown. As one of 24 Designated Downtowns in the State, we benefit from tax credits, grants, and programs that other Vermont communities are not eligible for. As a direct result of our Downtown Designation, business owners and property developers in our downtown have been able to take advantage of over $400,000 in state tax credits to rehabilitate, upgrade and improve their properties. Additionally, the City of Vergennes has received close to $150,000 in Downtown Transportation grants to make our streets and sidewalks more visually pleasing and accessible to residents and visitors. The tax credits have leveraged over 5 million dollars in additional private investments and the grants have resulted in over $300,000 in downtown streetscape projects. The City of Vergennes has noticeably improved as a result of these investments. The Vergennes Partnership must remain in existence in order for Vergennes to keep its Designated Downtown status. With the continued success of the Vergennes Partnership and its supporters, the opportunities for our little city are endless.
To enhance the economic viability of Vergennes and preserve the beauty and character of its downtown.