Mobile professionals from a wide range of industries and professions are choosing Middlebury, Vermont as their professional home base. Why? We have the resources to help them lead the balanced lives they want.
Connect to Our Social, Supportive Community
In Middlebury, you won’t feel isolated — thanks in part to the Better Middlebury Partnership’s Mobile Professional Initiative.
The goals for this group are to:
- Provide a platform for mobile professionals that live in the greater Middlebury area to share information and news with each other
- Provide consistent information on how/when/where mobile professionals can participate in local community events
- Solicit feedback and ideas regarding events or social gatherings that interest members of the group
- Let the members of the group co-create the direction and role the group plays
Middlebury College provides additional opportunities for connections, as well as a community-wide focus on lifelong learning. Mobile professionals are able to easily draw from a pool of talented Middlebury College interns and young professionals when needed.
Wired Up and Ready to Go
You might not guess it, but Vermont is actually one of the leading states for broadband access. In 2010, Governor Shumlin initiated a campaign to provide broadband access to the entire state, and as of 2013, Vermont had 99% broadband coverage — more than Massachusetts or Connecticut. Every Middlebury residence has high speed internet access, so communicating electronically with the rest of the world is as quick and easy.
You Can Make it Happen
Not sure? Talk to someone who’s made the move already. Dozens of local telecommuters have volunteered to talk with you about the benefits and logistics of relocating to Middlebury. They are thrilled to have joined a vibrant community, and they’re ready to help you make the move, too. Contact us and we will be happy to introduce you to professionals who’ve made their life in Middlebury a reality.
When I get home from a reporting trip with a full notebook, there’s no better place to write up the story than the old dairy barn a few steps from the house. And when I slide the door shut after work, my wife and I face a series of happy dilemmas: Do we catch a concert or a show? Watch sports or play them? Fix fresh local foods ourselves or pick a place where a fine chef will do it for us? Meet friends at a coffeehouse for conversation or swing by the college to hear a visiting lecturer? Watch our kids wander into the woods or on to fields that are green or white depending on the season? There’s a balance and rhythm to life here—of work and play, of the man-made and the natural. And if it seems that things leave a deeper impression, maybe it’s because so many of them unspool at a slower pace.”- Alexander Wolff
Senior Writer, Sports Illustrated
I moved to Middlebury with my husband and two boys about eight years ago. With much pleading and negotiating, I was ALSO able to transfer my career with me as well. I am a lecture agent for a boutique speakers bureau in Southern California and I have been a telecommuter with them ever since. I love what I do, and I have the ability to do my job just about anywhere. Middlebury has been great, because when I need to walk away from my work, I can literally step out my door and walk right into the woods for a nice long hike! I love to be outdoors, so the idea of just throwing on my sneakers, boots etc… never gets old. I never imagined I would have the quality of life and time with my family, as I do now. It’s really pretty special and I feel very lucky.”
– Wendy Hirdler
KEY Speakers Bureau