Management of growth and development balanced with the preservation of our natural assets and quality of life.
The Town of Colchester is proud to have made Fortune Magazine's list of 100 Best Places to Live and Launch a Business and Money Magazine's list of 50 Best Places to Live in 2015 (ranked #40). With our growth center, transportation network, and skilled workforce, thanks to St Michael's College, Albany College, the University of Vermont, and Champlain College, our ranking is no surprise.
The Economic Development Department plays an integral role in Colchester's ranking of Best Places to Live. It focuses on the Town's economic interests while serving as a liaison and ombudsman for businesses currently located in Colchester, as well as those looking to invest in our community. Whether you are a new or existing business, we can help locate a commercial space that will suit your business needs.
With our proximity to Boston, Albany, and Montreal, as well as our access to Burlington International Airport, Colchester is a business hub. Over 25% of the state's population lives in Chittenden County, which continues to see the highest job growth in the state, and Colchester plays a significant role in those statistics. We are proud to be home to large manufacturing facilities and small but innovative businesses, and to host several industrial parks as well as the premier office park in the state, all while maintaining our quality of life, recreational opportunities, and entrepreneurial spirit.
There have been millions of dollars invested in Colchester by large and small businesses and we are constantly evolving to keep pace with the changing economy while staying competitive in the economic development arena. We remain a catalyst for responsible economic growth for the benefit of present and future generations.