Although some states are known for having mostly one type of business or industry, Vermont has many different kinds.
Some businesses in Vermont make or manufacture various products that range from electronics and machine tools, to those made from natural materials such as quarried and finished stone. Farming is also a very important type of business in Vermont. Vermont has many small, family farms that together add up for a significant part of our economy. And of course we can't forget those Vermont businesses that make specialty goods and foods including ice cream, teddy bears, canoes, blown glass and chocolate!
Many Vermont businesses provide services to people or other businesses. These services can include insurance, construction, and Professional or Technical consulting. Many businesses in Vermont involve tourism and recreation such as campgrounds, hotels, inns, and restaurants. These Vermont businesses take care of the many visitors drawn to Vermont for our wonderful outdoor (and indoor) experiences.
Another significant part of the Vermont economy is businesses based on individual creativity, skill and talent. These businesses can include advertising, architecture, crafts, music, performing arts, and more!