Looking everywhere for good economic news? Look right in your backyard...Barre Vermont.
  • Barre City has more new construction projects per capita than anywhere else in Vermont.
  • »Locate your business here at the historic Blanchard Block or the brand new City Place.

Why Barre, Vermont?

Land of Opportunity

Land of Opportunity

The secret is out and the Vermont business community is taking notice.

Barre has one of the most vibrant business climates in Vermont.  With Class A office, retail and warehouse lease rates 50% below the cost of comparable space in Burlington and 35% below the cost of similar space in Montpelier, smart business owners are realizing the tremendous value of doing business in Barre.  Affordable business locations combined with ample, convenient parking for customers and employees rounds out an equation for success in Barre.

Barre is an up-to-date, business-friendly community with convenient downtown shopping and plentiful parking. It has a lot to offer including a variety of state-of-the-art office spaces and buildings, historic buildings with modern conveniences, and incentive programs for qualifying businesses. Additionally, a strong, educated workforce is readily available to fit the needs of your company. At Barre City Hall and the Barre Town offices, you’ll find personalized service and streamlined processes, making business in Barre an easy and worthwhile venture.

Your employees will appreciate the housing options that Barre affords them.  Choices range from efficient city living, where you can walk virtually everywhere, to spacious homes with acreage & mountain views. The good news is that Barre is one of the most affordable places to live in northern New England.  Your housing dollar goes a long way in Barre Vermont. Search for Barre Homes here.

Since the City incorporated in 1895, Barre has been committed to the business community. And while Barre is still the granite capital of the world with thriving granite companies of all kinds, in recent years it has blossomed with new businesses, employment opportunities and amenities such as City Place, Blanchard Block, CVCAC Campus, and Northern Power. Additionally, our economic development team has worked extensively with local businesses—and researched practices in other thriving areas—to make our business services competitive and top-notch.

Barre is not resting on its laurels. While what we have done is impressive, we’re not satisfied.  The mayor and all the government officials as well our citizens are committed to building on Barre’s strengths and adapting to the economy of the future.  This website is a reflection of our community’s commitment – and it’s your guide to Vermont’s most dynamic economy.  Take a good look at Barre.  Barre means business. You’ll find in Barre that we work and we play hard.


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