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.
It is not just the natural beauty—the rolling hills and farmland, punctuated by historic villages and unmarked by billboards. Or the legendary food: Vermont is home to the top-rated beer, gin and cheeses in the world. Or the myriad outdoor activities—the 16 ski resorts, all 124-miles of Lake Champlain, the hiking and biking trails. Or the fact that 80 million people live within a five-hour drive and the proximity to the urban centers of Montreal, New York, Boston and Albany. It’s not just that Vermont is consistently rated among the top three states in the nation for quality of life, health, safety and education. Vermont cultivates innovation.
Accessible 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.
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.
Vermont is first in patents filed per capita in the nation. There’s world-class R&D being done up here in the hills. Companies like Burton Snowboards with their 3-D Rapid Prototyping facility and Keurig Green Mountain's Beverage System R&D Campus in Waterbury are prime examples.
Did you know that Vermont…
- Is home to some of the most cutting-edge companies in the world.
- Leads in composite manufacturing in Vermont's Southwestern region.
- Ranks #1 for green job creation, including most solar jobs per capita since 2012.
- Was ranked 8th in the U.S. in the Index of Entrepreneurial Activity by the Kaufman Foundation (2012)
- TechNet recently ranked Vermont seventh in the nation for broadband adoption, network quality and State policy support.