Why Southern Vermont?
These videos highlight what it’s like doing business in Vermont and the level of support you will receive not only from the state but from local, experienced resources.
Business Assistance Partners
To provide you with the best business assistance as possible, BDCC works in close partnership with state and federal agencies, many of whom are represented at BDCC’s offices in Brattleboro, Vermont. Here to inform and expedite your company’s needs, these agencies include:
Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Vermont businesses have many marketing resources available to them through the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development. The agency consists of three departments: Economic Development, Tourism and Marketing, and Housing and Community Affairs.
In particular, the agency offers the Vermont Business Assistance Network (VBAN) to connect Vermont businesses with customers, vendors, and suppliers.
For more information, visit the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development website.
Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) — Permit Assistance
The Vermont ANR has three departments — the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), the Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation — to assist Vermonters in “protecting and improving the health of Vermont’s people and ecosystems and promoting the sustainable use of Vermont’s natural resources,” according to its website. It is through the DEC that businesses can receive assistance with all planning and zoning concerns, such as the Act 250 permit process.
The DEC’s Environmental Permit Information Summary page online is a useful and comprehensive business resource.
Another useful tool is the free informational brochure called, “Do You Need a State Permit” that is available on the DEC’s Permit Assistance page online.
The Vermont Department of Economic Development also has a helpful page online for streamlining state permits and regulations.
For more general information, visit the Vermont ANR website.
Vermont Department of Economic Development
The Vermont Department of Economic Development provides technical and entrepreneurial assistance to Vermont-based businesses. Its mission is to enhance Vermonters’ quality of life through expanded economic opportunity.
According to the department’s website, “It is the goal of the Department of Economic Development to support the creation and retention of quality jobs and strengthen the competitiveness of Vermont’s businesses and the overall economy.”
One of the numerous helpful tools on the Vermont Department of Economic Development’s website is a list of Vermont State partners and business resources.
For more information, visit the Vermont Department of Economic Development website.