Move to Vermont Resources

In today’s Bennington, evidence of investment and renewal is apparent at every turn, keyed by the $50 million redevelopment of the historic Hotel Putnam block in the center of town. New office spaces, shops, restaurants, and galleries are in the works, along with three new downtown parks.

More and more, city-lovers are finding a new love for the wide-open spaces of Vermont. Homes with ample space for multi-generational living and space for remote work, artist studios and project rooms. Why wait for the weekend to get outside when the Appalachian trail, world class fly-fishing, mountain lakes, skiing, snow shoeing and farmers’ markets are just outside your back door? An artist enclave. A college community, with Bennington College right here in town and Williams College just 15 minutes away. World class healthcare. A dynamic young professionals group. Bennington offers all of the essentials along with a true sense of community.

Bennington is uniquely accessible to the NYC metro market and Boston. A quick 35 minute drive to the beautiful Amtrak station in Troy, NY and you can hop a two-hour train to Manhattan’s Penn Station. Or, in 45 minutes you can connect to the outside world through Albany International Airport. For the private plane commuter Bennington’s local airport offer full services and a 3,700 foot long paved runway.

We invite you to join us and become a part of Bennington’s dynamic next chapter.

Town, State or Chamber Resources

Shires Young Professionals | SYP

100 Veterans Memorial Drive
Bennington, VT 05201

(802) 447-3311

A vibrant group of young professionals that provide a casual, welcoming avenue to meet fellow professional Benningtonians through volunteerism and periodic social gatherings.

Vermont Stay to Stay Incentive Program

Stay for the weekend and meet area employers, realtors and others from the community to help you navigate a potential move to Vermont. Learn about Vermont’s incentives for moving to Vermont as a remote worker.

Southwestern Vermont Chamber of Commerce

100 Veterans Memorial Drive
Bennington, Vermont 05201
Matthew Harrington, Director

(802) 447-3311

Serving Bennington and the Southwestern Vermont region. The Southwestern Vermont Chamber of Commerce advocates for a positive business environment and rewarding quality of life for its members in the region. The Chamber is a leading voice on tourism matters as well as a leading supporter of economic development.

Town of Bennington Community Development Office

205 South Street
Bennington, Vermont 05201
Shannon Barsotti, Community Development Director

(802) 442-1037

The Community Development Office (OECD) plays an active role in the municipality’s efforts to make Bennington an attractive place to live and do business. It provides support to new and existing businesses and community institutions in the form of advocacy, revolving loans, tax incentives, and networking.

Better Bennington Corporation

215 South Street
Bennington, Vermont 05201
Jenny Dewar, Executive Director

(802) 442-5758

Bennington’s designated Downtown Organization since 1979.  Offering new business start-up and relocation assistance by providing an extensive property inventory and contact listing, new business resource guide, new business mobile-office start-up kit, and more. The Better Bennington Corporation also operates the Downtown Visitor Center, Community Boardroom, and Appalachian Trail / Long Trail Hiker Center.

A comprehensive economic development site for entrepreneurs, individuals and businesses looking to become Vermonters.

Bennington Country Regional Commission | BCRC

111 South Street
Bennington, Vermont 05201
Bill Colvin, Executive Director

(802) 442-0713 extension 1

The Bennington County Regional Commission (BCRC) was created, pursuant to 24 V.S.A. Section 4341, by the seventeen towns and villages it serves. The BCRC works on behalf of those municipalities to build strong, resilient, and sustainable communities, to foster economic prosperity and a high quality of life for residents of those communities.

Vermont Small Business Development Corporation

Vermont Small Business Development Corporation
1540 Vermont Route 66
Randolph, Vermont 05060
Nancy Shuttleworth, Area Advisor

(802) 728-9101

The Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) offers entrepreneurs and small business owners expert advice free of charge.

Bennington Redevelopment Group | BRG

111 South Street
Suite 203
Bennington, Vermont 05201
Bill Colvin, Project Lead

(802) 442-0713 extension 1

A group of civic minded investors and community leaders that joined together to create the largest economic development project completed in the state of Vermont. Learn more about the 50 million dollar Putnam Block project that will be transformative to the Bennington Downtown.

Vermont Economic Development Authority | VEDA

VEDA is Vermont’s economic development lender, providing over $2.5 Billion in financing to local businesses.

Real Estate Agents

Maple Leaf Realty

311 North Street
Bennington, Vermont  05201

(802) 447-3210

TPW Real Estate

TWP Real Estate
4903 Main Street
Manchester, Vermont 05255


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