Start a Business / Move a Business
Brandon is a Great Destination For Your Business and Family
Are you interested in learning more about starting a business in Brandon? Or moving a business to Brandon? We would love to hear from you. Please send us an e-mail letting us know your business needs, ideas, and suggestions. We’ll correspond back and let you know how we think it will fit in here in Our Town. The Town of Brandon Office of Economic Development has put together a Toolbox to provide resources for people thinking about starting or relocating a business here. An inventory of space available for rent and purchase can be found on the Town of Brandon website and on the Chamber’s commercial properties page.
Here are our top reasons for you to move to Brandon:
Brandon on the Rebound. A Rutland Herald editorial once featured Brandon with the headliner “Brandon on the Rebound.” The editorial focuses on the dedicated townspeople who have worked hard to achieve downtown improvement. Civic pride, revitalized buildings, and and improved cultural life are some of the outcomes. “Everyone benefits when Vermont’s villages receive the attention of civic-minded and dedicated individuals who have the will and resources to carry out complex and costly improvement projects. A walk through Brandon is proof of it.”
Downtown is Complete. Within a one mile walk, downtown Brandon offers residents and visitors two banks and a credit union, municipal offices, medical offices (general practitioners, dental, physical therapist, and veterinarian), a pharmacy, a supermarket, post office, two hardware stores, a florist, ice cream parlor, lumberyard, women’s clothing shop, hair salons, insurance, legal, and real estate offices, library, laundromat, restaurants, clothing shops, gift shops, fine country inns, bed & breakfast inns, wine tasting, antique shops, and art galleries. Add to that three town greens, a pocket park with waterfall, and magnificent 19th century architecture — The picture is just about perfect.
We Are Looking for These Types of Businesses. Brandon has an excellent inventory of available real estate, residential and commercial, historic and modern. We have excellent prime retail space available for lease or purchase right in our high-speed-internet-accessed downtown, infrastructure-equipped industrial park, and scenic outlying areas. We offer the potential for financing opportunities. Contact the Chamber for more information.
Schools are Excellent and our Service Network is Abundant. Brandon’s child services are outstanding. Available services include private home day cares, a non-profit day care center and pre-school through high school public school system. For older residents, the Brandon Senior Citizens, Inc. is a very active group with a terrific facility. The Brandon Town Office is an excellent resource for all types of information from permitting, zoning, transfer station hours and top notch town recreation programs. You can also contact our fantastic economic development officer, Bill Moore, for more assistance and answers to many of your questions. email@example.com 802-247-3635 x-213
Home to Several State-of-the-Art Manufacturers.
- New England Woodcraft — A family owned and operated furniture manufacturer based in Forest Dale which supplies high-end solid wood furniture directly from the factory to the buyer.
- OMYA, Just over the town line in Florence sits Omya, a worldwide mineral processing company, with North, Central, and South American headquarters located in Cincinnati, Ohio. In Vermont, Omya quarries marble, which then is ground, milled, and purified to produce a finely ground calcium carbonate. Calcium carbonate is a necessary ingredient used in a wide array of consumer products ranging from paint and paper, to vinyl siding and diapers. With over 200 employees, Omya is a large and economically significant employer in Vermont.
- High Pond Woodworks.
Job Opportunities. Jobs are hard to find everywhere but several of Brandon’s businesses continue to seek the right employees. Please refer to the Chamber of Commerce’s Membership Directory for a complete list of area businesses and contact those of interest to you. The Rutland Herald is the daily newspaper with most of the area’s job listings. The Brandon Reporter is our excellent local paper published Wednsdays. The Addison Independent, out of Middlebury, is published twice weekly and also covers Brandon.
Business Services. Route 7, Vermont’s main north/south corridor on the western side of the state, runs through Brandon, and we are at the crossroads of Route 73. This is good news for your visitors, your packages, and your transportation needs. National services such as USPS, UPS, RPS, and FedEx make daily stops in Brandon. Both the Rutland Airport and Burlington International Airport are close enough for your business travels. The Ethan Allen Express is the daily Amtrack rail service between New York City and Rutland (15 miles south of Brandon).
For regional and funding information, contact the Rutland Economic Development Corp.