We offer the following Business Assistance for you:

1. Start-up Assistance

2. Growth Development

3. Technology?Development

4. Regulatory?Assistance

5. Workforce Development


Economic and Business Development Resources

1Central Vermont Economic Development CorporationJamie Stewart(802) 223-4654Website
2Barre Area Development Corp.Joel Schwartz(802) 476-0660Website
3Montpelier AliveAshley Witzenberger(802) 223-9604Website
4Waterbury Economic Development
Alyssa Johnson(802) 585-9525Website


On-Line Business Resources

1Vermont Department of Economic Development(802) 828-5204Website
2Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility(802) 862-8347Website
3Vermont Center for Emerging Technology(802) 656-3880Website


Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists

1Slow Money(617) 566-2600
2North Country AngelsE-mail: wainwright@northcountryangels.com
3Fresh Tracks Capital(802) 923-1500Website
4Vermont Venture Network(802) 658-7830Website
5Milk Money(802) 899-0979Website


Workforce Development and Training

1Community College of Vermont(802) 888-4258Website
2Vermont Technical College(802) 728-1000
3Johnson State College(802) 635-2356Website
4Central VT Workforce DevelopmentWebsite
5Vermont Department of Labor(802) 828-4000Website


Regulatory and Environmental Compliance Assistance

1Vermont Small Business Development Center (Regulatory & Environmental Assistance Specialist)(802) 728-9101Website
2State of Vermont, DEC Permit Specialist802-505-5367
3State of Vermont Act 250 Coordinator(802) 476-0186
4Central Vermont Regional Planning Comm.(802) 229-0389E-mail: cvrpc@cvregion.com


Business Start-up Assistance

1Vermont Small Business Development Center(802) 229-2181Website
2Women’s Business Center(802) 229-2181Website
3Micro-Business Development Program(802) 479-1053Contact: Margaret Ferguson
4Score– Small Business Administration(802) 828-4422Website


Business Growth Development Assistance

1Center for an Agricultural Economy (agriculture and forestry related business)(802) 472-5840Website
2Central Vermont Economic Development Corp(802) 223-4654Website
3Procurement Technical Assistance CenterJoanne Spaulding(802) 828-5243Joanne.spaulding@state.vt.usProvides assistance in selling to the government
4VT Department of Economic DevelopmentKen Horseman(802) 828-5236ken.horseman@state.vt.us

Technology Development and Commercialization

1Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies(802) 656-3880Website
2LEAN Business Practices and Innovation(802) 637-4634
3Vermont Small Business Development Center (Technology Commercialization Specialist)(802) 281-5236