Business Resources/Affiliates

Barre Area Development Corporation — &

Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission –

Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce –

VT DED – Vermont Dept. of Economic Development –  The State of Vermont’s Resource for businesses including links and information on the Vermont Training Program and the Vermont Economic Progress Council for business tax and training incentives.

VEDA – Vermont Economic Development Authority –  Providing financing for start-up and existing businesses in the State of Vermont with low interest loans.

VMEC – Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center –   Providing training programs for Vermont’s small and large businesses.

VtSBDC –VT Small Business Development Center –    See more information below on CVEDC’s specific VtSBDC Central Vermont Advisor, Charlie Ininger or visit their website above for Statewide programs and educational opportunities.

Vermont Chamber of Commerce   For information on Vermont’s business programs and services.

Community Capital of Vermont A statewide financing resource for small business and lower income entrepreneurs.


Efficiency Vermont – Helping Vermonters save money and energy by making smart energy choices and efficiency improvements in their homes and businesses.

Capstone Capstone provides comprehensive services to help people achieve economic well-being with dignity and develops partnerships to strengthen Vermont communities.  Their commitment is to alleviate the suffering caused by poverty, to work with individuals and families to move out of poverty, and to advocate for economic justice for all Vermonters.

Regional Profile / Infrastructure

Vermont State Agency of Commerce & Community Development

Vermont Dept. of Labor

Vermont Department of Taxes

Vermont Agency of Transportation

Vermont Telecommunications

Central Vermont Colleges & Universities

Vermont College of Fine Arts 

Norwich University

Community College of Vermont

Goddard College

New England Culinary Institute

Central Vermont VtSBDC 

The Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) is a FREE & confidential Statewide program dedicated to helping both new businesses get started and existing businesses to succeed.

There are 12 Small Business Development Centers located throughout Vermont, all co-located with Regional Development Corporation (RDC) offices.  Statewide Start Your Own Business Programs are available in each region including Central Vermont.

Charley Ininger is the VtSBDC Area Business Advisor for Central Vermont, representing all of Washington County and three towns in Orange County.  He  works out of the Central Vermont Economic Development Corporation office, with hours of 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM,  Monday-Friday. Contact us for a free confidential appointment. 802-223-4654