DOING BUSINESS IN WATERBURY

Revitalizing Waterbury promotes, preserves, and enhances the economic vitality of Waterbury for businesses, residents and visitors.   

If you are looking to start a business, relocate your business, or just learn more about Waterbury, start by calling Alyssa Johnson, Waterbury's Economic Development Director. Alyssa is knowledgeable about Waterbury’s amenities, available properties, local financing options, and more. She can be reached at 802-585-9525 or [email protected]

To get a better understanding of Waterbury's economic goals for the future, review Waterbury's Economic Development Strategic Plan.

Why Waterbury?

Waterbury has an incredible quality of life, no matter your interests. 

Location

Waterbury's central location provides easy access to destinations in Vermont and the region. It's proximity includes easy acess to:  

  • Montpelier (Vermont's capital) - 20 minutes  
  •  Burlington (Vermont's largest city) - 30 minutes
  • Stowe - 10 minutes 
  • Mad River Valley - 15 minutes 
  • Downtown Amtrak location

Existing Market

Waterbury is home to household brands like Green Mountain Coffee and Ben & Jerry’s. The State of Vermont has over 1,000 state employees stationed in Waterbury. There are also over 5,000 residents in Waterbury.

Range of Activities

  • Waterbury has one of the most notable farm-to-plate movements in the country, with restaurants like Hen of the Wood, Prohibition Pig, and Michael’s on the Hill, just to name a few!
  • Waterbury has become nationally known for its craft beer scene --The Alchemist and Prohibition Pig all call Waterbury home. Blackback Pub continues to be named the number one brew pub in the state with rare finds on tap at all times and Craft Beer Cellar has beer bottles and growlers galore.
  • Recreation is in high demand and there is no shortage of supply. Little River State Park and the Perry Hill Trails are ideal for mountain bikers. The Waterbury Reservoir is 850 acres of fun with activities like canoeing, kayaking, swimming, boating, and more available. Waterbury is nestled between Bolton Valley Resort, Sugarbush, and Stowe Mountain Resort, meaning it is the perfect convenient for all of your winter activities!

Want to learn more about the Waterbury market? Review the Retail Market Study prepared in 2013 by Arnett, Muldrow and Associates.  The eight-month study drew on careful direct and indirect research as well as a zip code survey to provide a competitive analysis of downtown and key outlying retail districts, a determination of primary and secondary trade areas for Waterbury, and a prediction of detailed space demand for retail uses in over fifty individual retail categories.

Review results of the study and then take some time to visit our community to learn what gives Waterbury its distinctive flavor.