Press Release

Welch Joins Vermont Chamber of Commerce ‘Wellspring Forum’ in Waterbury to Connect with Local Business Leaders 

Dec 19, 2023

WATERBURY, VTSenator Peter Welch (D-Vt.) addressed the Vermont Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Vermont business leaders at the Vermont Chamber’s Wellspring Forum series in Waterbury on Monday morning. He discussed federal efforts to address the housing shortage for middle-class workers, cut costs for families and businesses, expand the workforce, as well as other areas for growth and economic opportunity. 

“The Vermont Chamber’s Wellspring Forum provided the opportunity to hear directly from business owners about so many issues that are directly impacting Vermont’s business community. We discussed the importance of providing targeted disaster relief to businesses impacted by the brutal flooding this summer, efforts to strengthen our workforce, our continued fight to combat climate change, and federal actions to expand access to health care and child care,” said Sen. Welch. “I will continue to bring the voices and concerns of Vermonters with me to Washington and keep working to level the playing field here in the Green Mountain State.” 

“The Vermont Chamber is proud to build on our record of advancing the Vermont economy by connecting Vermont business leaders with Senator Welch and facilitating an opportunity for robust policy discussions,” said Vermont Chamber President Betsy Bishop. “We remain grateful for Senator Welch’s willingness to meet businesses where they are, and for taking their concerns back with him to Washington D.C.” 

“As New Englanders, we’re particularly proud to engineer solutions that advance energy independence and reliability,” said KORE Power President Jay Bellows. “With Senator Welch’s support of federal policies like the IRA, solutions built by our team here in Vermont that deliver those benefits are in demand across the nation.”