Resources

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 two new downtown parks. 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
info@bennington.com

(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
director@bennington.com

(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
sbarsotti@benningtonvt.org

(802) 442-1037

The Economic and 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
John Shannahan, Director
director@betterbennington.com

(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.

Sovermont.com

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

Bennington County Industrial Corporation  | BCIC

111 South Street Suite 203
Bennington, Vermont 05201
Bill Colvin, Director
colvin@bcic.org

(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 SoVermont.com (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
jsullivan@bcrcvt.org

(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
spaddock@vtsbdc.org

(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.

The Lightning Jar

194 North Street
Bennington, Vermont 05201
Joelle Greenland, Director
Joelle@LightningJarVT.com

802-321-3070

The Lightning Jar is a co-working, collaboration, and community hub for entrepreneurs, students, remote working professionals and creatives in the greater Bennington area. Supported by a phenomenal group of locally minded and high impact organizations – it is grassroots economic development at its best.

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

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