Economic Development

News (11/27/17)

Economic Development Department - Kathi Walker O’Reilly

Branding & Marketing:
  • Relaunched social media campaign to engage and inform residents
  • Partnered with VT Dept. of Tourism & Marketing and Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce on tourism and marketing initiatives
  • Attended digital marketing conference
  • New Welcome Signs installed
  • Researched data and analytics of social media campaign to assess impact
Economic Development:
  • Aiding small Colchester business in expansion plan
  • Supporting two businesses seeking relocation to Colchester
  • Attended Development Conference in Burlington
  • Assisting a Colchester business with In-state distribution channels
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.

Economic Interests
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.

Business Hub
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.

Constantly Evolving
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.

Come do business in Colchester!