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Inward Investment Guides

Regional Report: New England Joining the Economic-Recovery Bandwagon

Dale D. Buss, Staff Editor, Area Development (Directory 2016)
As a prime recipient of venture-capital investment, the New England region is continuing to attract entrepreneurs and grow jobs. More

Contingent Labor Streamlines Manufacturing Operations

Mark Crawford (Q1 2015)
Once only considered as a last resort by companies to reduce labor costs, contingent workers that possess high levels of industry-specific training are now used by manufacturers on an increasingly regular basis. It is estimated that by 2018 nearly 45 percent of the world’s total workforce will be contingent. More

Regional Report: Slow But Steady Economic Growth in New England States

Mark Crawford (Directory 2015)
Jobs are coming back slowly in New England, with aerospace/defense, bioscience, and fulfillment centers taking the lead. More

Vermont Direct Financial Incentives 2014

Area Development Research Desk (Q1 2014)
Vermont's economic development, finance and tax organizations provide a range of incentive programs to initiate new business and commercial investment. More

Sustainability: The “Invisible Hand” Shapes Next-Generation Location Selection

Don Schjeldahl, Founder, Don Schjeldahl Group (Q1 2014)
Companies that view their location strategies through a “sustainability filter” are more likely to achieve competitive advantage and long-term stakeholder value. More

Regional Report: Incentives Attracting Firms to the New England States

Karen Thuermer (Directory 2014)
Some new and creative incentive programs are being provided in the Mid-Atlantic States to help drive the region’s high-tech and other industries. More

Leading Locations for 2013: The New England MSAs

Area Development Special Presentation (July 2013)
The number-one Leading Location in the New England region is Framingham, Massachusetts, which has been recognized for its high quality of life and high-tech work force. Three other Massachusetts MSAs also place on the top-10 list for the region — Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Barnstable Town, and Peabody. More

Regional Review: New England States Target Industry Niches

Mali R. Schantz-Feld (Location USA / April 2013)
New England’s industry strengths are derived from professional business services, software and high-tech advanced manufacturing, product and component parts, and suppliers to the auto, computer, and aerospace and defense industry. More

VERMONT at a glance

POPULATION: 626,011 (2012 Census estimate)

LABOR FORCE: 351,850 (Aug 2013 Dept of Labor)


TRADITIONAL INDUSTRIES: Manufacturing, tourism, agriculture, captive insurance

EXPANDING INDUSTRIES: Advanced Manufacturing; Value-added Food Mfg; Healthcare; IT, Renewable/Enviro Technology

COLLEGE GRADUATES: (Age 25 and over) 42.2%

Corporate Income Tax: $0-$10,000: 6 percent; $10,001-$25,000: 7 percent; $25,001 and over: 8.5 percent; minimum tax of $300

Corporate Organization and Qualification Fees:$125.00

Sales and Use Tax: 6 percent of taxable sales of tangible personal property, including rentals of tangible personal property, assessment charges, fabrication charges, printing charges, digital downloads and telecommunications charges; use tax applies to storage, consumption, or use of tangible personal property or services, unless already subject to sales tax; meals and rooms taxed at 9 percent; several jurisdictions are authorized to assess an additional 1 percent local option tax. Certain exemptions for manufacturers.

Property Tax: Local property tax rates vary by municipality. State property tax for Education Fund for fiscal year 2013 is $1.38 per $100 for nonresidential property.

Vermont Employment Growth Incentive for job creation/ capital investment

Vermont Training Program to assist with worker training

Vermont Economic Development Authority loans and guarantees

Vermont Environmental Assistance Partnership

Vermont Agency of Agriculture marketing partnerships

Vermont Brownfields Initiative

Vermont Downtown Program

Workforce Education and Training Fund

Principal Manufacturing industries

  • Computer & Electronic Products
  • Food
  • Machinery
  • Fabricated Metal Products
  • Transportation Equipment
  • Wood Products
  • Nonmetallic Minerals
  • Furniture & Related Products
  • Electrical Equipment & Appliances
  • Plastics & Rubber Products
  • Other Manufacturing Industries
Source: Federal Reserve