#40 Vermont


2.36 out of 10 in Taxation and Regulation

4.73 out of 10 in Workforce Quality

5.09 out of 10 in Living Environment

Right to Work?


State Profile

On Vermont Gov. Phil Scott’s first day in office on Jan. 5, he signed an executive order directing all state agency secretaries and department commissioners to utilize their powers, duties and programs to establish growing the Vermont economy. The order also directed the agencies and departments to find ways to make Vermont an affordable place to live, work, and do business; as well as to find ways to protect vulnerable Vermonters, “as cornerstones of their strategic and operational goals.”

Key Industries

R&D; Infrastructure; High-Tech

Key Companies

Ben & Jerry’s
Biotech Instruments
Casella Waste
Central Vermont Public Service Corp.
Green Mountain Coffee
GW Plastics
National Life Group

Key Contacts

Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, DED
joan.goldstein@vermont.gov
802-272-2399
1 National Life Drive
Davis Building, 6th Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620-0501
http://accd.vermont.gov

CEO Comments

“Vermont and Maine: Business conditions continue to degrade as does infrastructure and public education – quality of worker education upon entry to the job market is abhorrent.”

Current Developments

2017 Regional Report: Northeast

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