Relocation Incentives

Since 2018, the Vermont Legislature has created three different relocation incentives, awarding $1,780,000 to attract new residents to the state and grow the workforce and provide support to Vermont employers. In total, these three programs have assisted 435 new workers and their families to live and work in Vermont.

These new Vermonters are enjoying all this little state has to offer; some are returning to live closer to friends and family while others are enjoying access to outdoor recreation and a safe environment to live and raise a family. Whether leaving the big city to live and work remotely or relocating to work for one of Vermont’s Innovative businesses, these workers are enjoying all the perks of living in the Green Mountain State. All funding made available by these three programs has been awarded.

To build upon the success of previous efforts, the Vermont Legislature passed new legislation in 2022 to create a fourth relocation program. The new program is in development and the details will be different than previous programs. If you are considering a relocation and would like to learn more about the new program, please subscribe to the 802+You newsletter to receive notification as more information becomes available.


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If you are interested in exploring how others who have relocated are settling into their new communities, please read their stories to Meet Your Neighbors or sign up to Connect with a Vermonter. Want to hear more? Come explore a Vermont community with the Stay to Stay network.