Bristol Baker Kevin Harper 1112 CMYKAs Bristol Bakery Wholesale has expanded, the business has needed to purchase additional equipment in order to keep up with demand. With thehelp of a $15,000 BGS grant through the ACEDC, Bristol Bakery Wholesale was able to purchase a pouch-filling machine, which helps them package products at a faster rate. (photo right, Full Story)

Addison County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC) is the resource for navigating challenges and opportunities of doing business in Addison County.  

Our dedicated team works with many types of businesses, from value-added agriculture to manufacturing and service companies. We also work with businesses in all stages of growth, from pre-venture start-ups to established businesses and global corporations.

Our primary objective is to create and retain a flourishing business community that supports vibrant fiscal activity and improves the quality of life of all residents. ACEDC is your connector to the resources and solutions your business needs to thrive.

Most of our work is done in collaboration with other people and organizations. Much of what we do centers on facilitation and coordination, providing access to the numerous State and Federal programs that are available to businesses. For example, entrepreneurs starting a new business may be referred to a confidential business advisor from the Small Business Development Center (we have someone from VtSBDC in our office) or a business looking to finance equipment may take advantage of our revolving loan fund. We may help another company by writing a grant, posting job opportunities, or listing available commercial real estate.

Download a list of our services here

Complimentary Services for All Addison County Businesses 

General Business Information: Emails, Newsletters, Blogs
Business Workshops and Training
Business Assistance and Referrals
Business Visitation Program
Business Expansion and Relocation Services
Business Lending (RLF)
Resource/Referral Center for Local, Regional, State and Federal Programs:

  • Business and Financial Planning

  • Workforce Development

  • Incentives

  • Loans and Grants

  • Business Capital

  • Government Contracts

  • Trade and Exporting Assistance

  • Permitting and Regulation Assistance

Connections to State and Municipal Government Officials
Site Selection Services
Property Tours
Convene Regional Action Groups: 

  •  Human Resources

  • Workforce Development

  • Workplace Health & Safety

  • Regional Economic Planning 

  • Development Cabinet

Business Advocate Regionally, in Montpelier, and with Congressional Delegation

ACEDC Membership Benefits

Business Growth Guidance and Support
Assistance Securing Capital and Financing
ACEDC RLF Application Fee Waived
Promotion on ACEDC Website

  • Commercial property listings
  • Job postings
  • Featured business on home page 
  • Each business has its own page with a link to its website

Amplification of Member Social Media and Events
Discounts on ACEDC Events, Workshops, and Trainings
Discount on Select Adult Education Courses
Shared Office Space
Grant Writing and Administration
Guidance on Legislative and Government issues
B2B Networking and Referrals Annual Member Mixer Annual Meeting
QuickBooks Advice

Paid Services

Fees Negotiated on a Case-by-Case Basis
Shared Office Space (Free for members)
ACEDC RLF Application and Closing Fees (App Fee Waived for Members)
ACEDC Events, Workshops, Training (Reduced or Waived for Members)
Customized Training/Workshops
Business Roundtables
Sponsorship Opportunities
Advanced Business and Financial Plan Review
Complex Grant Writing and Administration
Comprehensive, In-Depth QuickBooks Consultations

Business Advocate Regionally, in Montpelier, and with Congressional Delegation

If you’re not sure where to go, call us.

We’ll help you, or we’ll connect you with someone who can.

Call today 802-388-7953

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