Department of Economic Development

Why Vermont

From major corporate headquarters to small companies with a global reach, Vermont’s economy is diverse, full of innovation and propelled by a world-class workforce.
Did you know?
  • Vermont is home to some of the most cutting-edge companies in the world?

    Dynapower Company   Northern Power Systems   SB Electronics   
    My Web Grocer   Dealer.Com            

  • Our southwestern region is a leader in composite manufacturing?



  • That Vermont ranks #1 for green job creation including most solar jobs per capita since 2012?

    Read the Bureau of Labor Statistics Report               

Entrepreneurial Spirit


  • That the Kaufman Foundation ranked Vermont 8th in the U.S. in the Index of Entrepreneurial Activity?


Ben & Jerry's Green Mountain Coffee Roasters BioTek

World-Class Workforce

We know that your greatest asset is your workforce. That’s why we continue to develop innovative, easy- to-use training programs to support new hires, provide upgrade training and customized skills upgrades.
Find out more:  Vermont Training Program  |  Workforce Education and Training Fund


In addition to a suite of financing programs, Vermont also has developed a unique incentive program, ranked best in the nation, to share the risk with new and expanding companies as they add good jobs and make investments in Vermont.  Find out more: Vermont Employment Growth Incentive

Vermont is AccessibleAccessible and Close to Major Markets

Whether by air or car, Vermont is easily accessible from NYC, Boston and Montreal. The Port of Montreal allows for easy shipment of products and our Burlington International Airport has a variety of direct flights.


A robust broadband infrastructure is necessary for economic growth. Vermont has extensive broadband and cell coverage. TechNet recently ranked Vermont seventh in the nation for broadband adoption, network quality and State policy support.

Nimble and Responsive

Vermont is small enough to respond quickly to your company needs and requirements. Vermont officials, from our senior Congressional delegation and the Governor to the state and regional economic development staff, are available and dedicated to helping you succeed.

Want to learn more?

We invite you to contact us so we can tell you more about why Vermont is a great place for you to live, work and play; and for your business to grow and prosper. Contact us at

Kiersten Bourgeois, Senior Project Manager

Fred Kenney, Executive Director, VEPC
Telephone: 802-777-8192