Addison County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC) is the resource for navigating challenges and opportunities of doing business in Addison County. Our dedicated team works with many types of businesses, from value-added agriculture to manufacturing and service companies. We also work with businesses in all stages of growth, from pre-venture start-ups to established businesses and global corporations. Our primary objective is to create and retain a flourishing business community that supports vibrant fiscal activity and improves the quality of life of all residents. ACEDC is your connector to the resources and solutions your business needs to thrive.
Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) provides a network of community transportation alternatives that connect the people and places of Addison County. ACTR operates two parallel and complementary transportation systems. The ACTR Shuttle Bus system is made up of six different bus routes including connections to Rutland and Burlington and points in between. The Dial-A-Ride system takes elders and persons with disabilities, Medicaid-eligible residents and many other vulnerable populations to medical services, work, grocery stores and meal sites. To inquire about ACTR’s services or about becoming a Dial-a-Ride volunteer driver, please visit actr-vt.org or call our office Monday through Friday 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. ACTR has begun a new program to help commuters and travelers in Addison County manage their mobility. Go Addison County is a Transportation Management Association designed to reduce the reliance on driving alone. Go Addison County will address the needs of getting people to work via ridesharing, vanpooling, carsharing, the bus and telecommuting. A number of businesses in Addison County are participating in Smart Commute, a program to identify specific opportunities to support employees changing their commute patterns to reduce cars on the road and save money. To become a Smart Commute business or to learn more about Go Addison County, call 388-ACTR(2287).
The Addison Independent was founded in 1946 and has always been a family-owned independent newspaper. The current publisher/editor, Angelo Lynn, has been at the helm for more than 20 years. The Addison Independent is as much a part of the local community as many of the institutions covered on the front page. Being a community newspaper means that the AI’s award-winning editorial staff covers local events in a way that’s different from a large metropolitan or regional daily. The aim is to tell readers about their friends and neighbors and about events in local government, schools, sports and business that affect how readers live. The AI also provides readers everything they need to know about local entertainment and events.
Discovery Map publishes 90,000 fun, colorful maps of Addison County and Brandon each year. These maps are available at the Addison County Chamber of Commerce and at over 175 other locations around the area. The map helps visitors find restaurants, lodging, shops and attractions. Look for the maps around town, visit us at discoverymap.com, or use our NEW mobile guide on your smart phone at DiscoveryMap.com and you will find the best of what Addison County has to offer.
The Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History is the oldest chartered community history museum in the United States. The Sheldon Museum offers lively tours, exhibits and programs on Vermont’s past.
Middebury’s Public Library offers books, ebooks, large print books, movies, books on CDs, music CDs, downloadable audiobooks, geneology & language databases, newspapers, free internet access with Wi-Fi, interlibrary loans, special events for adults, kids’ story time, summer reading program and other children’s activities.
A much anticipated highlight of the summer, the Festival has remained faithful to its mission of bringing top-quality, free, family-friendly entertainment to the residents and guests of Addison County since its debut at the end of the nineteen-seventies. Over the years, we have introduced more than 445 performance artists and groups to collectively more than 125,000 audience members. The roster of “alumni” performers includes homegrown talent from the Green Mountain State and entertainers from half-a-world away, solo artists and entire parades, traditional entertainers and those who’ve earned a reputation as “cutting-edge.”
MiniBury is a website dedicated to providing families with up to the minute information about their town. Based in Middlebury, MiniBury hopes to become a community resource center for parents, grandparents and caregivers looking for family-friendly activities, events and classes. Whether you’re on the hunt for a calendar of ongoing events, a babysitter, a guide to summer camps, ideas for seasonally appropriate activities for the whole family or some secret local knowledge, MiniBury has you covered!