The Vergennes Partnership
was born in 1999 after Vergennes earned the coveted status as an official Vermont State Designated Downtown. One of 23 Designated Downtowns in the State, we benefit from tax credits, grants and programs for which other Vermont communities are not eligible.
As a direct result of our Downtown Designation, business owners and property developers in our downtown have been able to take advantage of over $900,000 in state tax credits to rehabilitate, upgrade and improve their properties. Additionally, the City of Vergennes has received close to $300,000 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 6 million dollars in additional private investments and the grants have resulted in over $600,000 in downtown streetscape projects. The City of Vergennes has noticeably improved as a result of these investments. The Partnership is essential for Vergennes in order to keep its Designated Downtown status.
With the continued success of the Vergennes Partnership and its supporters, the opportunities for the Little City are endless.
MISSION: To enhance the economic viability of Vergennes and preserve the beauty and character of its downtown.
SLOGAN: “Building Commerce, Community & Culture” speaks to the variety of activities and initiatives for which the Partnership is involved.