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
A vibrant group of young professionals that provide a casual, welcoming avenue to meet fellow professional Benningtonians through volunteerism and periodic social gatherings.
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.
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.
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’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.
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.
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.
The Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) offers entrepreneurs and small business owners expert advice free of charge.
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.
VEDA is Vermont’s economic development lender, providing over $2.5 Billion in financing to local businesses.
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.