New England state of Vermont is renowned in the area for its tremendous skiing
and for its maple syrup. It is one of the smallest states in area and has a
population of under one million inhabitants. One fifth of the population lives
in the state capital, Montpelier, or in the surrounding area.
There is no doubt that skiing and maple syrup are important to locals, however, the
state economy actually revolves around light manufacturing, health care and the
retail sectors. While these sectors dominate the production of Vermont, there are
significant and ever increasing numbers of artisanal, specialty and novelty
producers. The state’s namesake Teddy Bear Company, Cabot Cheese and Green Mountain
Coffee are some of the more notable ones.
Aside from economic opportunities, the state offers a wide variety of outdoor and
cultural activities. The hiking and biking trails and campsites of the Green
Mountains are well known to aficionados from across the country. In addition, there
are numerous music fests, theater festivals and the state funded Symphony
Vermont is, indeed, a place where businesses, employees and their families can find
economic opportunity and a superior quality of life.
Additional information can be found regarding Vermont's economy and
key employers by visiting Wikipedia: Vermont Economy.