Remote working lets you keep your big-city job while loving life in the Green Mountains. Maker and coworking spaces allow you to meet fellow creatives and entrepreneurs and save on capital costs while getting your business off the ground.
More than 3 million people work as telecommuters nationally, and it’s a quickly growing segment of Vermont’s population. Investment bankers, TV producers, hi-tech company executives, writers, and options traders all work globally from their desks in Vermont.
You’ve heard we have trendy cities and quaint villages, the best local food, and a vast outdoor playground. But did you know more Vermonters have jobs in tech occupations and in tech industries than in any other business sector?
It must be something in the mountain air and fresh water. Vermonters get business done.
Ready to make the leap? The Remote Worker Grant Program provides reimbursement for costs a new remote worker incurs for relocation to Vermont that are necessary to perform their employment duties (and that are not already reimbursed by the employer). For complete details and eligibility requirements, see the Remote Worker Grant Program page.
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MEETUPS IN VERMONT
Solo entrepreneurs, coders, makers, and more gather statewide on a regular basis. Here are a groups to try:
Coworking spaces give telecommuters and self-employed workers access to modern amenities, like printers, private offices and meeting rooms.
|VCET @BTV, Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies||Northwest||Burlington|
|Three West Collective||Northwest||Burlington|
|Inspire Space @ Green Mountain Power||Northwest||Colchester|
|The Space on Main||Northeast||Bradford|
|DO NORTH Coworking||Northeast||Lyndonville|
|The Work Commons||Northeast||Newport|
|Bethel Works @ The Arnold Block||Central||Bethel|
|The Stone Mill @Work||Central||Middlebury|
|KB Coworking and Conference Center||Central||Vergennes|
|The Office Block||Central||Barre|
|Launch Loft Coworking||Central||Waterbury|
|White River CoWorks||Southern||White River Junction|
|The Lightning Jar||Southern||Bennington|
|Black River Innovation Campus||Southern||Springfield|
|IDEAS||IDEAS’ basic model is to team up with talented local artists, scientists, photographers, healers, writers, craftspeople, yoga teachers, children’s art educators, technology experts, community organizers, musicians, florists and language teachers to create and then offer low-cost classes and courses for locals to connect, create and come together on a learning platform.||Central||Waitsfield|
|MakerSphere Creative Studios||Dedicated to fostering creativity in our community by providing educational opportunities and workspace for all ages.||Central||Waterbury|
|Upper Valley Maker Space||Encouraging creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the Greater Upper Valley Region||Central||Claremont, NH|
|Vermont Fablab||Serves Vermont FabLab Workshop Students (enrolled through UVM Continuing Education) and College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences students at UVM.||Northwest||Burlington|
|Vermont Rapid Prototyping||Provides 3D Printing and Design, Arduino firmware, sensors, actuators, and electronics.||Northwest||Fletcher|
|Generator||A combination of artist studio, classroom, and business incubator at the intersection or art, science, and technology.||Northwest||Burlington|
|UVM Instrumentation and Model Facility||Offers product design consultation, 3D printing, machining services, electronics services (including arduino microcontrollers and circuit design), and even grant proposal assistance.||Northwest||Burlington|
|The Foundry||Community workshop where members build projects, learn new skills, and work together to improve awareness and excitement about science, technology, engineering, math, and art.||Northwest||St. Johnsbury|
|Spark @ WonderArts||Amenities include high-speed internet; work & meeting space; graphic design software; large format and fine art printers; 3D & CAD printing; workshops & more||Northeast||Greensboro|
|The MINT||A community of people sharing their knowledge, experience, and ideas in addition to tools, equipment, and workshop space. Members include hobbyists, DIY enthusiasts, educators, students, entrepreneurs, non-profit and for-profit companies.||Southeast||Rutland|
Because of the small scale of this state, we're able to take our ideas and connect them with one another to make them happen.