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Infrastructure & Investment

The conditions necessary for economic growth, including large-scale stewardship of resources, and investment to ensure Vermont’s future economic health.

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Infrastructure & Investment
Quality of Place
  • Violent Crime Down: 2013-2014
    Quality of Place
    FBI
    -19.7%
    #1 Safest State
  • Commercial / Residential Electricity Rates
    Infrastructure & Stewardship
    US Average of $0.11 & $0.13
    $0.15 / $0.18 kWh
    Energy Information Administration
  • Quality of Place
    Housing Starts 2015
    Up 29% from 2014
    United States Census
    1,998
  • State/Local Tax Burden (2012)
    Quality of Place
    The Tax Foundation
    10.3%
    Rank: 13th Highest
  • Quality of Place
    Acres of Farm & Forest
    in "Current Use" Program
    Up 22% Since 2005
    VT Dept of Taxes
    2,426,148
  • Average Commute to Work
    Quality of Place
    United States Census
    22.3 Minutes
    Up from 21.2 in 2005
  • Rental Vacancy Rate
    Quality of Place
    United States Census
    4.9%
    Up from 4.1% in 2013
  • Road Network Quality 2015
    Infrastructure & Stewardship
    VTRANS
    64% Fair/Good
    68% in 2014
  • Broadband Access
    Infrastructure & Stewardship
    85.3% US Average
    73%
    VT Dept of Public Service
  • Standard & Poor
    Infrastructure & Stewardship
    Vermont Treasury
    AA+ Bond Rating
    #1 in New England