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Vermont has made news recently with its efforts to expand its population and combat a critical shortage of skilled labor. Among the initiatives? "Stay to Stay Ski Weekends." Pictured: Skiers descend a slope at Mad River Glen in Fayston, Vt. (Lisa Rathke/AP)
Vermont has made news recently with its efforts to expand its population and combat a critical shortage of skilled labor. Among the initiatives? "Stay to Stay Ski Weekends." Pictured: Skiers descend a slope at Mad River Glen in Fayston, Vt. (Lisa Rathke/AP)

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott recently said, "We don't need new taxes, we need new taxpayers." The state has made news recently with its efforts to expand its population and combat a critical shortage of skilled labor — which include a program that would pay people up to $10,000 to move there and work remotely.

The state's tourism department has also launched "Stay to Stay Ski Weekends," where participants spend their days on the slopes and their weekends meeting and greeting people who can help them with the challenges and questions that accompany relocation to Vermont.

Here & Now's Robin Young talks with Wendy Knight, Vermont's tourism and marketing department commissioner, and new Vermont resident Nicole Smyth, who relocated from Denver.

This segment aired on February 21, 2019.

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