Business In Barre
Affected by the flood? View the information on business flood resources below.
Barre, Vermont is an exciting place to do business because it is such a fabulous place to live, work, and visit. We attract people with our breathtaking landscapes, rich ethnic and granite history, great schools, theater, arts, museums, special events, and recreational opportunities. Barre is full of opportunities for you to bring the best of home to Barre as you make it your own.
Business is strong in Barre, which hosts a vibrant central shopping district, over forty retail businesses, and well over one hundred consumer based businesses. Our low rental rates and strong community connections make Barre inviting to new business. Barre City has a strong merchant organization, the Barre Partnership, which works in cooperation with Barre Town and Montpelier. Barre’s primary trade area consists of over twenty thousand households with non-shelter expenditures of approximately five hundred million dollars annually. Barre’s utility infrastructure can support any business needs, and Barre promotes a business-friendly permitting process.
Start with this guide “Doing Business in Barre” which is designed to inform you about our area and put government and community agencies at your fingertips. This guide and the free assistance of the Barre Area Development Corporation and the Barre Partnership will help you begin your entrepreneurial journey with confidence. The members of the Barre Area Development Corporation (BADC) and the Barre Partnership (BP) have local experience at business ownerships and know intimately all the Who,Where,What,When and Whys of Barre.
We invite you to contact our staff at the BADC and BP who can make introductions, answer questions, and offer guidance. Most importantly help is free, confidential and full of valuable local knowledge.
Now is the time to come to Barre. We welcome you to become part of our wonderful community and will help you to achieve a thriving business.
Barre Flood Business Resources
If you are a business affected by the recent flooding, please view or download this information PDF on Business flood resources.