“…The small scale means you make connections fast. You can have a real impact here.”

Michelle, Incubator Director

“What’s ’SoVermont’? It’s that people have been “So” welcoming to this Southerner who loves winter and loves the snow.”

Forest, Rescue Squad Director

”Rural lifestyle plus this unbelievable mix of people and things going on. I left city life and never looked back – we eat better food, see more music, spend more time outdoors and less time in traffic.”

Zirwat, Community Development Director

“You don’t see a lot of locally focused businesses like ours any more in the rest of the country. We make a real difference because we are committed to our community.”

Josh, Financial Advisor


“People who join my team seeking the same things that brought me here – a challenging and meaningful job in a place with incomparable quality of life.”

Michael, Tech CEO

“I moved back to Vermont where I grew up, and joined a small local firm doing work similar to what I was doing in the city. I’ve had more chances to learn, be mentored, to advance and become a leader in our company’s growth, and raise a family in a place we are connected to.”

Skye, Investment Director

”It can be intimidating to move here and the internet doesn’t have all the answers. Ask a Vermonter – we love to help. Personal relationships are how we do things here.”

Kayla, Family Advocate

”My kid can play outdoors for hours, we can live in a community where people know one another, and I get to work with the absolute best people in my field, anywhere. That’s SoVermont. Being here is a dream come true.”

Jamie, Circus Academy Director

 STAY to STAY Program

Windham County: Brattleboro

Bennington County: Bennington and Manchester

Have you ever considered moving to Vermont? Or visited for a weekend getaway, then spent the drive home thinking how you could live here full time? We have a program to help you do just that.

Stay to Stay Weekends are exploratory vacations designed for people who are interested in moving to Vermont. The 3-day lodging and networking packages connect guests to employers, community leaders, entrepreneurs, and potential neighbors in local communities around Vermont.

VTDigger coverage: Vermont’s Stay to Stay weekends yielding some new residents

NBC Nightly News coverage of the Stay to Stay Program

NPR coverage on Stay to Stay Program

Photo Credit: Anne Wallace Allen/VTDigger

What does Southern Vermont have for you?

Adventure. Spectacular state parks. World-class skiing. Hundreds of miles of bike trails.

Remarkable fly-fishing, forests and foliage. Puppetry and circus arts.

Snow-mobiling and snow-shoeing. Bird-watching. Organic farms and local farm-to- tables. Art Museums.

World-class theatre, music festivals, local bands, and jazz. Golf. Independent bookstores. Kayaking and canoeing. Great dining and lodging.

Crystalline lakes and rivers. Compelling history. Literary festivals.

Sustainable, healthier living...To start!

Have you considered becoming a Vermonter?

In Southern Vermont you can have it all - a great career, in a place where we enjoy a terrific quality of life and easy access to the rest of New England.

SoVermont is a place where you know your neighbors, and your morning commute feels like a weekend joyride

Check out the career opportunities SoVermont employers have to offer and come see why CNBC named Vermont the #1 state to live in (2018).