Economic Development

Economic Development Strategic Plan

This is a dynamic time for economic development in Montpelier. On June 8, 2016, the City Council adopted an Economic Development Strategic Plan for the City of Montpelier.  You can review the Economic Development Strategic Plan (EDSP) here. If you have questions, please contact Jessie Baker, Assistant City Manager, at (802) 262-6250 or at  

Interested in Starting a Business?

Montpelier has many resources to help you succeed! Montpelier is a dynamic community with many enterprising individuals and groups who are eager to work with you to make your business succeed. Following are some key resources:

Central Vermont Economic Development Corporation

The Central Vermont Economic Development Corporation (CVEDC) works on regional economic development through assistance to and promotion of area businesses. CVEDC works with industry sector business such as insurance, high-tech, and value added businesses. Contact Sam Anderson, Executive Director, at 802-223-4654.

Vermont Small Business Development Center

The Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) provides no-cost, confidential business advising and low-cost training services to all small businesses and new ventures in Vermont. VtSBDC business advisors are highly trained, experienced business people committed, as individuals and as a team, to working with the new small business owner. Contact Dave Rubel or call 802-223-4654.

The Central Vermont Chamber

The Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary association of nearly 500 businesses, organizations, and public officials. It offers a variety of programs and services, but it also helps inform residents on policy issues that affect the region's economic health. The Chamber promotes Central Vermont, provides advertising opportunities to businesses, discounts and services to members, and volunteer and social opportunities to individuals. Contact William Moore at 802-229-5711.

Montpelier Alive

Montpelier Alive works with business groups in downtown Montpelier and is able to provide 1 on 1 and referral assistance. Montpelier Alive works with the Vermont Downtown Network. Contact Ashley Witzenberger at 802-223-9604.

City of Montpelier Community Development Office

The City of Montpelier Community Development office works on proactive community development initiatives including efforts at infill development and housing development. We can offer assistance with loans and tax incentives. Contact Kevin Casey at 802-223-9507.

City of Montpelier City Manager’s Office

The City Manager's Office works with current and prospective businesses in Montpelier.  Contact Jessie Baker at 802-262-6250.

Montpelier Business Association

If you’re interesting in setting up a retail business in downtown Montpelier and are ready to locate in a storefront or other space downtown, Andrew is ready to assist you on how to best meet your business needs. Contact Andrew Brewer for more information.

Other Contacts

Vermont Secretary of State

The Secretary of State’s Office of Professional Regulation handles licensing, certification, registration and disciplinary matters for 45 professions and occupations. For more information, please visit the Secretary of State's Office website.

Vermont Department of Taxes

The Vermont Department of Taxes offers assistance for businesses in setting up tax accounts and business registration. For assistance call Tax Services at Taxpayer Services at 802-828-2551.