Why Vermont?  Why Wilmington?

If you are reading this, you probably already know that there is something special about Vermont! Those of us who live here in Wilmington give many reasons for moving 'from away,' staying here for generations, or moving back home to raise families. The beauty of our seasons, the easy access to a year-round active lifestyle, the freedom our children enjoy as they grow up in a safe and neighborly community, the high level of community involvement, the environmental consciousness of our government and population: these are just a few reasons to be here!

Wilmington has a large number of second-home owners in addition to year-round local residents and the many, many seasonal visitors who travel through town.

Did we mention that Vermonters are committed to 'shopping local' and supporting independent merchants, services, and local producers? What better place to operate your own business?

For  a more detailed guide, read on, and you can CLICK HERE for our recent pamphlet, "Doing Business in Wilmington, Vermont."













There are currently open retail spaces in Wilmington! 

Based on surveys that Wilmington Works has conducted of local shoppers, we know that our town would love to see any of the following open in town:

menswear shop 

shoe shop

children's clothing shop (including resale!) 

kitchen and housewares store

Read the full Survey here!

We also have need for services, and Wilmington has historically been home to small manufacturing operations. With fiber internet connectivity available, our Downtown could host high-tech companies, maker-spaces, or remote worker office space.

During the recovery from Tropical Storm Irene in 2013, the Vermont Downtown Action Team created a report with a wealth of information about Wilmington, and entrepreneurship in Vermont. Read it here.

However you slice it, Vermont is one of the most entrepreneurial states in the country, and boasts a wealth of support for businesses large and small. If you have always dreamed of having your own business, let us help you make it a reality!

Below are just a few more of the resources available.

The State-Made ThinkVermont site is a wealth of information.

For a more local approach,  SoVermont

The Agency of Commerce and Community Development has much to offer as well.

Resource Guide for Small Businesses, Vermont Edition

Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation Southern Vermont Business Services


The Town of Wilmington has a Revolving Loan Fund


RLF application  


Valley Prospectus 

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