Lt. Gov. Brian Dubie recognized by VEC for environmental business efforts
Lieutenant Governor Brian Dubie was recognized by the Vermont Environmental
Consortium on Tuesday, September 14, in the Milano Ballroom at Norwich
University, for his work during the past year in building recognition
for the Green
Valley Concept. The Green Valley Concept is a plan to create a business
climate in Vermont that supports existing environmental goods and services
(EGS) businesses through networking, education, and marketing, and promote
the formation of new EGS companies and the relocation of entrepreneurial
EGS companies in the state.
During the past 12 months, Lt. Gov. Dubie has traveled on a trade mission to Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, and to Canada and Washington DC to help spread the word of the Green Valley Concept.
Dubie said that the Green Valley Concept will be accomplished by strengthening the cooperation between research institutions, colleges, and universities, state and federal government, the agricultural community, manufacturers, and private sector EGS firms. "With this support mechanism in place, Vermont can become the center for innovative environmental technologies and services, much as Silicone Valley is the Center for IT," Dubie said.
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