Telecommuting lets you keep your big-city job while loving life in the Green Mountains. Maker and co-working spaces allow you to meet fellow creatives 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.
Our culture is relaxed and productive.
We’re within a 5-hour drive from:
MEETUPS IN VERMONT
Solo entrepreneurs, coders, makers, and more gather statewide on a regular basis. Here are a groups to try:
Hip and modern 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|
|KB Coworking and Conference Center||Central||Vergennes|
|The Office Block||Central||Barre|
|The Engine Room||Southern||White River Junction|
|The Lightning Jar||Southern||Bennington|
|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|
|The MINT||A shared workshop and classroom for anyone interested in making things.||Southeast||Rutland|
My wife and I moved to Vermont to be closer to family and to live in a place where we could be surrounded by nature. Because we both work remotely, fast Internet and cell service were non-negotiable. We were pleased to find that we could live in the mountains without sacrificing either. We've also found that our region has quite a few professional development and networking opportunities. Vermont has a lot to offer to the non-traditional tech professional.