Why should you should start or move your business to Colchester?
LOCATION: If access to markets is important to your business, then Colchester is the place to be. Colchester is located just hours from major metropolitan centers like Montreal, Boston, New York City, Hartford, Albany, Manchester, and Portland. Colchester is served by excellent ground, air, and rail transportation bringing those markets even closer than you might have imagined. Interstate 89 serves the Town with three interchanges including the Exit 16 business district. And Burlington International Airport - with its easy access - is just 10 minutes away with regular service from several major airlines to many US and Canadian cities.
LIFESTYLE: If you are looking for a safe, healthy and clean environment for your family and those of your employees, then it doesn't get any better than Colchester. Good schools, a variety of housing options, boundless recreational opportunities and beautiful Malletts Bay make Colchester a truly remarkable place to live, work and play. In fact, a survey conducted by an independent consulting firm indicates that 88% of Colchester residents give the Town high marks for quality of life and 98% believe the Town to be a good place to raise a family.
LABOR FORCE: Colchester has one of the most well-educated, highly trained workforces in the country thanks in part to the influence of major employers in the area like IBM, General Dynamics, GE Healthcare, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Fletcher Allen Health Care and a number of higher education institutions. Not only is our workforce highly educated and trained, Vermonters also have a work ethic second to none. If the quality of your team members is important to you, then Colchester is the place to be.
PRO-BUSINESS ATTITUDE: The Colchester Community and its elected officials and public servants have long been supportive of commercial and industrial growth. There are seven business parks within the community and over 500 business enterprises, many of which have been developed or have located here in recent years. In 1985, Town officials made the decision to actively encourage business development through the creation of the CCDC and the development of infrastructure designed to accommodate large-scale growth at the I-89 Exit 16 business district. The results have been remarkable with dozens of busnesses creating hundreds of new jobs in Colchester. These business men and women have found Colchester to be a great location for their operations and a great partner with the people and local officials of Colchester.