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 Owen Sette-Ducati, Waterbury's Economic Development Director. Owen is knowledgeable about Waterbury’s amenities, available properties, local financing options, and more. He can be reached at 802-793-6029 or [email protected]

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

How Waterbury?

The Doing Business in Waterbury Guide is the best resource to help new, existing, and relocating businesses navigate starting a business and the in and outs of managing a business here in Waterbury, Vermont.

Why Waterbury?

Waterbury has an incredible quality of life including  numerous recreational ameneties, a walkable downtown, a fantastic restuarant scene, a business-friendly enviroment, and welcoming locals.


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  has a reputation as a business-friendly muncipality, and is currently home to household brands like Ben & Jerry’s.  Green Mountain Coffee was once headquartered in Waterbury, and the town is home to over a hundred small businesses. 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 -- Big Tree Brewing and Prohibition Pig both 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. Alchemist Beer, which was one of the first breweries to popularize craft beer and the double IPA, got it's start in Waterbury and continues to be canned here!
  • 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, which means winter recreation activities are only twenty minutes away!


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