Student Innovators Take Part in Southshire Challenge


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In its first year, the Southshire Challenge is a new initiative where local businesses or government organizations presented students in grades K-12 with a challenge.

Participating schools that include Sacred Heart School, Shaftsbury Elementary, the Southshire Community School, and Mount Anthony Union High School were given a $50 check and a certificate by the Bennington Economic Development Partners, the Bennington County Industrial Corporation, and the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union.

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Programs that provide technical assistance and funds to help communities retain and recycle income within the community by investing in the development of local institutions and businesses.

Business Growth; Business Loans; Economic Growth; Economic Transformation; Real Estate Organizations; Socioeconomic Development; Technology Transfer; Transfer of Technology; Urban Enterprise Zones



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