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Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol, Developmental Disability Services
HCRS, Springfield

Senior Solutions

VT Food Atlas

VT League of Cities and Towns

Unemployment rate: 3.1%
5th lowest unemployment rate in the country last year
Uninsured rate: 3.7%
The 2nd lowest rate in the country

2,300 more people working in VT in 2016 than in 2015
40k more visitors at our attractions in 2016
Building more, nicer houses, More people using our airports
More money came into the state in 2016 than in 2015.

88% HS graduation rate, one of the best in the country

10,523 “business formations” in VT last year
2nd best small state for small business according to the Kaufman Foundation
Almost 10% of our population owns their own business
70% of our business is small business
More than half of our small businesses survive for more than 5 years.
The economic impact of the craft beer industry is over $350 million.

Dairy brings $2.2 Billion dollars to Vermont’s Economy every year according to Vermont Dairy
(3 Million each day)
Over 80% of farms in Vermont are dedicated to Dairy
Dairy provides $360 Million in wages and salaries each year
Vermont attracts 13.5 Million visitors every year according to Vermont Dairy

90% of Vermonters have participated in energy efficiency programs since 2000
22 towns in Vermont switched to LED lights in their neighborhoods, energy saving technology
75% of Ski areas in Vermont have snow making equipment that is energy efficient.