The MBDF is a proactive initiative focused on creating wealth in Middlebury and the surrounding area of Addison County in central Vermont. Middlebury College has recently joined with the town’s government and with the local business community of Middlebury to support the activities of an economic development professional and this blog will serve as one of the primary ways that the assets and value associated with our community are shared with the rest of the world.
The Middlebury, Vermont Office of Business Development & Innovation is the operational arm of the MBDF. Our work is focused on three primary dynamics – the three legs of our stool:
- Business Development and Prospecting – identifying and communicating with companies and entrepreneurs that we believe can thrive via the special attributes inherent in our community.
- Innovation and Technology-Based Economic Development – helping bring new technologies to the marketplace or assisting entrepreneurs with their innovative business opportunities.
- Leveraging the assets of Middlebury College for local economic impact in central Vermont.
Additionally, given the special sense of place and the amount of human/ intellectual infrastructure we have we are influenced by the belief that there are costs associated with a lack of diversity; by the belief that differentiation drives growth; and by the belief that the combination of quality, sustainability and a global/ international perspective is an incredible established foundation on which we can grow.
If you have an interest in learning more about how you, your family and your company can thrive in Middlebury, Vermont please do not hesitate to contact us. As we continue to build our brand and continue to engage an external audience we welcome feedback and additional insight. Here we go….