Move to Vermont Resources

In modern day Bennington, evidence of investment and renewed vibrancy is apparent at every turn: new galleries, new craft brew pubs, and a new downtown distillery on the horizon, and two new downtown parks and a playground. And did we forget to mention the phase one groundbreaking of a $50 million re-development of the historic Putnam Hotel? This mixed use space of apartments, office space, shops and restaurants will bring a renewed buzz to our downtown. Bennington is alive and well. We hope you will join us and become a part of our 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.

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

Town of Bennington Community Development Office

205 South Street
Bennington, Vermont 05201

Shannon Barsotti, Community Development Director


(802) 442-1037

In Bennington it is the job of the Economic and Community Development (OECD) office to proactively shape the landscape of the town by assisting with the growth of business and the community in which they exist. Specifically, the OECD provides support in the form of advocacy, revolving loans, tax incentives, and networking to both existing and potential businesses.  The OECD plays an active role in the municipality’s efforts to make Bennington an easy and friendly place to do business.

Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce

100 Veterans Memorial Drive
Matthew Harrington, Director

(802) 447-3311

The Bennington Area 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.

Bennington County Industrial Corporation  | BCIC

111 South Street Suite 203
Bennington, Vermont 05201
Bill Colvin, Director

(802) 442-0713 extension 1 

BCIC focuses on creating and encouraging high quality jobs for residents of Bennington County. It is a non-profit organization that provides services and information to businesses and entrepreneurs, supports development projects and advocates policies that support Bennington area industry. The BCIC also runs an industrial incubator.

BCIC was also a key partner in the launch of (LINK) one of the richest employment and economic development resources in Southern Vermont.

Bennington Country Regional Commission | BCRC

111 South Street
Bennington, Vermont 05201
Jim Sullivan, Director

(802) 442-0713 extension 5

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
Steve Paddock, 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 currently underway in the state of Vermont. Learn more about this 50 million dollar 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

Hoisington Realty

489 Main Street
Bennington, Vermont 05201

(802) 442-8337

Maple Leaf Realty

311 North Street
Bennington, Vermont  05201

(802) 447-3210