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South Burlington is part of a thriving greater metro area with over 214,000 residents. We are proud to be part of the most important economic hub in the State.

New and expanding businesses enjoy an unsaturated market and potential to grow in South Burlington. 

Our community proudly supports the Chittenden county economy with 23% of all sales in a five mile radius of South Burlington. Our business district is home to many national and local, retail and non-retail businesses, including Vermont’s largest indoor shopping mall. South Burlington has major plans for developing a central downtown area for people to live, work, and play. The City Center Initiative  is creating huge opportunities for businesses and residents to move to the City.

South Burlington has a current daytime population of 25,000 including residents, employees, and visitors.  Commerce and transportation of goods are efficient with major Vermont thoroughfares in close proximity to our business district (I-89, Williston Road, Dorset Street.  Our City is accessible locally, nationally, and internationally!  Our City Center business district enjoys 15 -minute peak hour public transportation stops, making travel for everyone fast and reliable.  South Burlington is also home to Vermont’s one and only international airport.

In South Burlington, we are committed to business development and have made it easy for existing businesses and forward-thinking entrepreneurs to do business in South Burlington. Check out our resources for starting a business in South Burlington (link this to the Start a business Page). We currently house one third of all retail space in Chittenden County and 25% of all office space. The City’s implementation of a Tax Increment Finance Plan is our commitment to maintain South Burlington as one of Vermont’s premier livable communities.  With the City Center initiative, we have the unique opportunity to quickly and sustainably develop an active cultural center that focuses on a triple bottom line (people, planet, profit).

The City Center Initiative is creating huge opportunities for businesses and residents to move to the City. Check out our link to see what the future has in store for South Burlington.  Home to the new Target (2018), Trader Joe's and other nationally recognized brands as well as well loved locally owned businesses, City Center is open to meet your needs. 

We hope that this website is helpful in answering questions and informing both prospective and established business owners about the amazing opportunities in our City! 

“South Burlington, Vermont: A different place altogether”