CVEDC is one of twelve non-profit regional development corporations in the State of Vermont. We were organized in 1976 to provide impetus for the region’s economic development. We have an Executive Director, Sam Andersen and a Director of Development, Jennifer Surat. We have a 35 member volunteer Board of Directors comprised of local business owners, State representatives, lenders and municipal officials. Our office is co-located with a VT Small Business Development Center Advisor, David Rubel in Montpelier. Our funding primarily comes from the State of Vermont, municipalities and business members that pay annual dues.
What Does CVEDC Do?
ASSIST in the retention and expansion of our area businesses. If you are looking to expand or relocate within Central Vermont, CVEDC can assist you with finding the right location.
PROVIDE advisory services, education and information to our business community through informational workshops, seminars and confidential one on one meetings.
PROMOTE Central Vermont and its resourses to businesses and industries contemplating new facilities in our region through joint regional marketing in conjunction with the State Department of Economic Development, the Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission and the Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce.
STRIVE TO IMPROVE the infrastructure necessary for economic growth and vitality by working closely with our area representatives and State officials to voice concerns and requests of the business community.
SUPPORT our members in ways that will allow them to maintain and enhance their ability to be a driving force in their industry through contacts, technology and other resources. CVEDC has approximately 130 business members that pay dues on an annual basis.
SERVE twenty-three municipalities in the Central Vermont region, which includes Washington County and parts of Orange County.
Sam Andersen, Executive Director
Jennifer Surat, Director of Development
One National Life Drive
PO Box 1439
Montpelier, Vermont 05601
Toll Free US & Canada: 1-888-769-2957