About the Northeast Kingdom

The Northeast Kingdom of Vermont — the three counties that make up the state’s northeast corner between neighboring New Hampshire and Quebec, Canada — is known for its natural beauty and resourceful people. It is home to world-class, year-round recreation that includes mountain biking, skiing, and hiking, as well as idyllic rivers and lakes, educational institutions, and classic New England downtowns such as St. Johnsbury and Lyndonville.

The region has produced Olympians, received global awards in value-added, award-winning agriculture and microbrewing with the likes of Hill Farmstead and Jasper Hill Farm. The area’s long winters and a rural character have inspired artists and makers for decades. And now 21st-century resources are fueling a trio of coworking spaces and several early-stage tech companies.

Community partner

The Northeastern Vermont Development Association (NVDA) serves the 55 municipalities in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. As the regional planning commission, NVDA assists with regional and municipal land use and transportation planning. NVDA also serves the businesses in the Kingdom and encourages sustainable economic growth as a regional economic development corporation.

Explore our Network

Today, these local leaders are focused on educating and training local residents in digital skills (especially those traditionally excluded from the tech industry), employing them in new economy jobs, and empowering them to launch startups that will drive a prosperous 21st-century economy. Diverse in geography, economic origin, and demographics, these communities represent the full spectrum of rural America.