Software and Technology

Gamechangers and innovators.

While Vermont may be known as a rural state, more Vermonters have jobs in tech occupations and in tech industries than in any other business sector.

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If you work in tech, Vermont is the place to be.

Vermont’s tech sector now generates a quarter of Vermont’s total employment and 30% of the state’s private employment (based on 2014 data).

If you work in tech, Vermont is the place to be. More Vermonters have jobs in tech occupations and in tech industries than in any other business sector, and Vermont’s tech sector now generates a quarter of Vermont’s total employment and 30% of the state’s private employment.

Vermont’s tech sector is growing fast. According to the McClure Foundation, within the next ten years thousands of tech and STEM-related job openings are forecast. Tech jobs generate an estimated $6.3 billion in annual wages throughout the Vermont economy, and tech workers earn over 88% more than the state average. The average tech job in Vermont earns $81,675, while a STEM healthcare job earns even more: $86,117 on average.

Vermont’s technology sector includes a diverse array of innovative companies that deliver cutting-edge products, software, and services to customers well beyond the state’s borders.  The largest companies—like GlobalFoundries and Dealer.com—employ thousands. Smaller enterprises like OnLogic, PCC, and Global-Z International

are spreading across the state. And cutting-edge companies like Vermont Systems, Game Theory, and Frame Interactive are all at the forefront of the industry. Find more Vermont software and technology companies.  

Vermont’s tech career pipeline brings in needed new workers all the time, offering education, support and networking opportunities to help students hit the ground running in tech. Vermont higher education institutions contribute to the software/IT industry with relevant programs like Champlain College’s game programming and digital forensics degrees, Norwich University’s cybersecurity degree, and research in evolutionary robotics and computation at the University of VermontAnnual events such as Vermont Tech Jam, a job fair and tech expo, Invention2Venture, a tech commercialization conference and business pitch competitions Launch VT and Peak Pitch/Road Pitch help connect coders, inventors, entrepreneurs, and mentors — and keep ramping up the momentum of Vermont’s tech ecosystem.

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Software & Technology in Vermont

Vermont means Innovation.

From software to hardware, medical instruments to optical lenses, Vermont tech companies blaze industry trails.

Video 1: Vermont Cultivates Innovation
Video 2: Innov802: see the depth and breadth of what business means in Vermont.
Video 3: OnLogic (formerly Logic Supply) shares why they chose Vermont.
Video 4: Chroma Technology talks about how support from Vermont helped them get started.

Representative Software & Technology Organizations in Vermont

Here’s a sample of just a few businesses throughout the state:

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Northwest
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Williston
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Northwest
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Winooski
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Northwest
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Colchester
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Northwest
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Burlington
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Northwest
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South Burlington
Region
Northwest
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Essex Junction
Region
Northeast
Location
Stowe
Region
Northwest
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South Burlington
Region
Northwest
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South Burlington
Region
Northwest
Location
Williston
Region
Northwest
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St. Albans
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Northwest
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Shelburne
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Northwest
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South Burlington
Region
Northwest
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South Burlington
Region
Northwest
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Winooski
Region
Northeast
Location
Stowe
Region
Central
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Waitsfield
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Northwest
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South Burlington
Region
Northwest
Location
Williston
Region
Northwest
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Burlington
Region
Northwest
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Colchester
Region
Northwest
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Essex Junction
Region
Northwest
Location
Colchester
Region
Southern
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Bennington