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So why is Springfield Vermont Such a Great Place to Build a Business?

While there are many local opinions, some independent minds consider Springfield, VT, a great place to start a business in Vermont.  Here are a few samples.

Springfield, Vermont was named one of the top places to work from home by PC Magazine, #10 in 2021 and #8 in 2022.  The magazine’s observations include:

Median home price: $170,000

Median home size: 5.8 rooms

Coffee shops per 100K: 45 – Uhm, that would be Black River Coffee Bar

Parks per 100K: 36 – Hartness Town Park, Muckross State Park, and numerous neighborhood parks and playgrounds

Non-chain restaurants: 94% - This is Vermont, real food for real people

Workers in arts and education: 5.1% - and growing; check out our Film Festival

Health care practitioners: 2.1%, full-service hospital and numerous care facilities

Workers at home: 4.2% - shh!  Most of them are working from the park or coffee shop

Vermont Biz Magazine, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, and the Vermont Department of Economic Development identified five businesses in Springfield, VT, as the Best Places to Work in Vermont in 2024.  These businesses represent the community’s commitment to social care, financial stability, and advanced technical manufacturing.  

Senior Solutions

Senior Solutions offers guidance to older Vermonters so they can thrive as they age.  They also help caregivers build robust support systems for their loved ones.  Senior Solutions works with partners to provide a consistent package of services statewide, ensuring that you will have access to comparable services tailored to your needs by skilled, empathetic case managers wherever you live.  Services include:

• Senior Solutions Helpline

• Case Management

• Getting Help at Home

• Help with Medicare and Insurance

• Meals & Nutrition

• Staying Safe & Healthy

• Support for Caregivers

Vermont Dry and Cure

Headquartered in North Springfield, Vermont, Vermont Dry and Cure, also known as Cannatrols, is a team of innovators seeking new ways to improve cannabis’s post-harvest process.  Their mission is to provide superior drying, curing, and storage technology to cannabis cultivators of all sizes.  They are also looking at other applications for their proprietary technology in the food industry and elsewhere.

Edward Jones

This national investment advisor delivers its services at a local level, making it an ideal business to settle in Vermont.  Edward Jones has been named a top-ranking company to work for in Vermont since 2006.  The Springfield branch is staffed by members from the local community who apply their services as if each customer were their family.

Mascoma Bank

Mascoma, a community bank, has the philosophy of using “business as a force for good.” Being a B Corp™ inspires an inspiration to consider the impact of their business decisions on the communities, customers, employees, and environment in which they operate.  Their goal is to discover new ways to deliver positive change in the cities and towns where they work and live.  For 120 years, Mascoma Bank has put the community first. 

The Richards Group

The Richards Group has been an independent insurance broker in the Vermont community since 1867.  Working with clients, they develop and implement long-range plans to lower customers’ risk costs.  They are known for their professionalism, experience, and proactive service in protecting all their customers’ values.  Many in the Springfield, VT community, including businesses and individuals, rely on them daily.

Lastly, Vermont Biz recently did an article on Springfield, VT, titled Evolved and Evolving in Springfield.  This article talks about how the mega-center of machine tooling is reinventing itself after the crash nearly 40 years ago.  The article focuses on Mamava, an advanced manufacturing company building and distributing lactation stations globally, and why Springfield, Vermont, is a critical reason for their success.  Further in the article, Black River Innovation Campus’ entrepreneurship program is highlighted, describing how it combines the region’s tech expertise with Vermont’s unique lifestyle, an essential building block of Springfield’s next evolution.  Lastly, Taylor Drinker, the Executive Director of the Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce (the youngest such Director), describes how she is transforming the 108-year-old institution to meet modern business needs and getting Young Professionals to participate.  She says it’s one thing to live in a town and another to understand how it operates.  She wants fellow young professionals to understand Springfield and participate in all aspects of town life.

Hopefully, these independent opinions on why Springfield VT is a great place to start a business in Vermont gets you interested in checking us out a bit more.  The Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce, The Springfield Regional Development Corporation, or Springfield Town Hall can answer all of your questions.  Don’t forget to ask about our 10 Gigabits internet speed or our the Economic Zone Vermont in Springfield.

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