The Lyndon area has a diverse economy built around manufacturing; the retail, wholesale and service industries; banking; real estate; insurance; government employment; tourism and agriculture. Most employment opportunities are in manufacturing, education and health care services. Logging and wood processing also contribute substantially to the economy.
Working with Leadership Lyndon and other groups in the Northeast Kingdom, the Lyndon Area has embarked on a new economic outreach program designed to encourage new, sustainable development in the area. We are committed to partnerships that include the Burke area and other towns throughout the three county region.
Now in the action stages are models that define the type of economic activity that we wish to attract. Working in concert with banking institutions, development agencies, community and venture financing groups and local and state government, the initial focus is on the retail center of Downtown Lyndonville. Phase II will support the addition of small manufacturing and commerce.
In all phases, community support is helping to define short, mid and long-term economic goals. If you thought Vermont was not friendly to business, we can show you the facts, which suggest otherwise. If you think your business might be a perfect fit for your (and our) future, contact Chamber president Mary Marceau at 802.626.9696, or Steve Nichols of Lyndon Community Partnerships at 802.626.9800.
Created in 2010 by the Lyndon Area Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Lyndon is a program that began as a way to provide information and access to resources for future leaders in the Northeast Kingdom. It has since evolved into an organization that is working to create new business opportunities in the Lyndon area. With the initial focus on rebuilding the retail sector of downtown Lyndonville, Leadership Lyndon is working with businesses and non-profits to help create a more vibrant, prosperous community.
The second class began in September of 2011. Complete information is available at www.leadershiplyndon.com
At local, state, and federal levels, there are many organizations whose purpose is to assist business owners and provide a source of information to help them be as successful as possible, including organizations like Northeastern Vermont Development Association (NVDA), the Vermont Small Business Development Center (VTSBDC), Northern Community Investment Corporation (NCIC), and more. Please visit our Business Links and Resources page that highlights these organizaitons to learn more about them and how they can help your business grow.