About Rutland

Anchored by the commercial and transportation hub of Rutland, southern Vermont’s city with more than 15,000 residents, Rutland County is a colorful combination of country roads, quaint villages, and historic downtown centers in the heart of the Green Mountains. Lifestyle freedom flourishes here — residents can easily claim their very own home-sweet-home, enjoy a range of year-round outdoor activities among the area’s lakes and mountains, and raise families among a network of great K-12 schools and nearby institutions of higher education, Castleton University and the Community College of Vermont.

Community partner

The Chamber and Economic Development of the Rutland Region (CEDRR) was founded in 2020 following a merger of Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce and Rutland Economic Development Corporation. The new organization is one actively involved in recruiting new neighbors to the region, providing a concierge service for new arrivals that can provide them with personal contacts for career, housing, business, education, and community connections.

CEDRR’s mission is to use collaboration, creativity, and ingenuity to create a regional economic climate conducive to business growth by recruiting talent and businesses of all kinds, growing and retaining employers, and creating a bridge to community and cultural organizations which promote healthy and vibrant neighborhoods, and enhance the quality of life in Rutland County. The organization is striving to reach the point where the greater Rutland region is recognized as the most collaborative, innovative, and friendly place in Vermont to live, work, play, and grow a business.  The organization is working to ensure that the greater Rutland region has a vibrant and diversified workforce in the 21st century, forging a partnership with area educational institutions to ensure the local workforce is up to the challenge of the new economic era.

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.