REDC’s Mission is to Encourage and Enhance Business Success in Rutland County, Vermont.

We are committed to the concept that the standard of living and quality of life of the region’s citizens can best be served by a vibrant, healthy economy. We believe this can best be served through the principles of a competitive market economy that encourages diverse and profitable businesses so as to provide a stable economic base for well paying jobs and taxable business income.


Business Planning & Consulting

Housed at REDC, the Vermont Small Business Development Center provides free technical assistance to starting and growing small businesses. Operated through the Vermont State College System, VtSBDC links businesses with higher education, state and federal programs, as well as other businesses. The VtSBDC offers in-depth counseling assistance at no cost to ensure more successful startups of new enterprises and to strengthen existing firms. With access to a comprehensive resource and information library, the VtSBDC can provide business planning assistance, marketing help, referrals and much more. In addition, VtSBDC periodically sponsors low-cost business training seminars on a variety of topics. For more information, contact our local Vermont Small Business Development specialist at REDC.

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Lending & Financing

Rutland Economic Development Corporation (REDC) is a non-profit, community-based organization whose mission is to encourage and enhance business success in Rutland County. To help fulfill this mission, REDC provides fixed rate loans through its Revolving Loan Fund.

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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 College
  • 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
“Can Do” Attitude 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? And never, 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!
...And if you happen to like the outdoors we have a little something to offer there too...
  •  Killington Resort and The Lakes Region are in your back yard!

Located Near Major Markets


260 Miles from Rutland


170 Miles from Rutland


333 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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