REDC’s Mission…

…is to use collaboration, creativity and ingenuity to recruit talent and businesses of all kinds, grow and retain employers, and promote a healthy and vibrant commercial and residential real estate market.  We believe economic development is a team sport, capitalizing on fun, fresh ideas, passionate people, and open, inventive partnerships.

Business Planning & Consulting

The Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) and the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) collocate with us at the REDC offices.  VtSBDC provides free technical assistance to starting and growing small businesses, while PTAC provides businesses with an understanding of the requirements of government contracting.

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Lending & Financing

Rutland Economic Development Corporation (REDC) is a non-profit, community-based organization committed to encouraging and enhancing business success in Rutland County. To that end, REDC provides fixed rate loans through its Revolving Loan Fund.

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Incentives

REDC promotes programs designed to stimulate economic activity by granting incentives to companies that would be unable to grow without them. Two of those programs are the Vermont Employment Growth Incentive and the Vermont Training Program.

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Top Reasons to Build Your Business in Rutland County, VT!

Highly Productive Workforce
  • Highly trained and skilled workforce
  • A sampling of industry sectors – aviation, specialty food, wood products, mining, manufacturing and electronics assembly

 

Quality of Life
  • Ranked safest state in the country
  • Ranked 2nd healthiest state in the country
  • Proximity to major markets: New York City – 260 miles, Montreal – 162 miles, Boston – 170 miles, Philadelphia – 333 miles
  • Infrastructure – roads, passenger and freight rail, passenger and freight air service (direct passenger flights to and from Boston daily), public transportation system, strong telecommunications network with additional significant investments being made in
    Energy – solar power is here and natural gas is on the way!
  • Quality healthcare
  • Fiber Optics
4 Colleges and a Strong Tech Center Locally
  • Castleton University
  • College of St. Joseph
  • Green Mountain College
  • Community College of Vermont
  • Stafford Technical Center
  • Ranked 5th highest best-educated state in America
Shovel Ready Sites
  • Already permitted – Rutland Airport Business Park has over 75 acres ready for you to build your business
An Attitude of Collaboration with Access to Officials at the Local, Regional and State Levels
  • Competitive local and state incentives
  • Taking 18 days to re-build Route 4 after Hurricane Irene is our “Can Do” – “Get it Done” attitude. It’s all about the people that live and work in our community along with state and local government that make things happen!
  • We will ask, “What can we do for you?” Not, “What can you do for us?” It is just the Vermont way… It is what we do and who we are that sets us apart!
  • Can you sit down with your state officials to talk about your business needs? In Vermont, you can!
Rutland is a Recreation Destination
  •  Killington Resort and The Lakes Region are in your back yard!

Located Near Major Markets

NEW YORK

260 Miles from Rutland

BOSTON, MA

170 Miles from Rutland

Philadelphia

333 Miles from Rutland

Montreal

162 Miles from Rutland

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About This Spotlight

This area was designed to recognize the various organizations and businesses that are part of REDC’s membership. Each month we highlight three companies out of our member’s list and allow them to get the spotlight on our homepage. Additionally, we will add our featured member’s social media stream to our social feed below.

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REDC members receive direct benefits for supporting the organization.
They also benefit indirectly as the region prospers from REDC’s efforts

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