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* 2. Action Plan #4 recommends the development of “tax revenue to support Working Landscape Enterprise Development and Conservation.” The details in the current draft call for the State of Vermont to “raise at least $15 million annually to support the Agriculture and Forest Products Development Corporation and its investments in infrastructure and enterprise development, and to contribute to designated Working Lands conservation and incentives.” The Plan identifies an increment on the sales tax as the source of funding.

What creative ideas do you think we should consider that will raise the substantial funds needed to accomplish this goal? Are there tax vehicles or revenue models that the WLC should investigate which could provide sustainable funding for systematic support of working lands enterprises?

Please submit your feedback and insightful ideas for the Council to consider as it finalizes the platform in the next few weeks.