Photo credits: KMA Design, VT Dept. of Taxes, Sean Cooley
Hours: 7:30 am-4:30 pm


Our goals include:

  1. Support opportunities for improving the competitiveness and profitability of existing businesses.
  2. Advance the formation of new businesses and expansion of existing businesses.
  3. Encourage value added businesses and industries to locate in Colchester.
  4. Foster the development of physical infrastructure to support future economic development.
  5. Maintain the desired quality of life through managed growth.
  6. Cultivate a spirit of cooperation between business, government, schools and the community.



Business Highlight


Fab-Tech, Inc. is the global leader in manufacturing and sales of corrosion resistance exhaust systems for highly corrosive manufacturing and research applications. Fab-Tech manufactures its Permashield Pipe product in its factory in Colchester as well as in a related party subcontract facility in Phoenix, Arizona and licensee factories in China, Taiwan and South Korea.

The Permashield Pipe product is constructed of stainless steel with a special hybrid fluoropolymer lining. Product size can range from 2” long and 2” wide to 8’ long and 14’ wide. The Colchester factory is also home of corporate headquarters and employs approximately 150 people. Fab-Tech customers include Intel, Texas Instruments, Micron Technology, IM Flash, IBM, Global Foundries, Samsung and many other leading technology companies around the world. Fab-Tech products can also be found in most high end research and university labs in the United States and some of the leading university facilities across the globe.

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Our mission is:

To provide leadership to create community and economic development that is sustainable and competitive globally and to be proactive in maintaining and enhancing the economic viability of Colchester through education, partnerships, innovation and strategic action.

One of our objectives is to foster and encourage appropriate economic development including innovative, technical, and globally competitive activities and educational opportunities that result in job creation, retention, increased tax base and an improved sustainability and quality of life for the citizens of Colchester.

We assist current businesses with their expansion or relocation needs and help facilitate the local permitting process between businesses and the town. We work to bring value added businesses to locate in Colchester and we provide resources for business plan development, funding, and assistance to start ups and entrepreneurs. We are an ombudsman for the Colchester business community.









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