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Stowe the e-City

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Google has named Stowe the 2014 eCity for the State of Vermont! The eCity Awards recognize the strongest online business communities in all 50 states. Stowe is no longer a resort town that is packed in the winter and desolate in the summer. The town is growing and changing. One of the dynamics that is changing Stowe is the workforce. This growth, like most growth in Vermont, is organic.

The workforce in Vermont and Stowe has really grown because people have become wary of cities and want quality of life. Job growth has been slow in Vermont as of late; however, all of the job growth has been concentrated in business and professional services - the tech sector - and it has grown at a staggering clip since the Great Recession - almost 20% per annum.

Tech jobs are highly transportable. This has enabled a number of people to pack up their family and job(s) and move to Stowe.  This trend was not spurred by a large corporation deciding to make Stowe home. Families have seen the quality of life the town affords them and their kids, with low to non-existent crime, seemingly endless recreational activities, and a state that consistently ranks number 1 or 2 in child well being. Layer on top of that a welcoming and tight knit community and you have...well, a utopia for families.

As more and more tech savy people move to Stowe, they are bringing tech jobs and making Stowe a tech haven. It will not be long before tech corporations locate here to take advantage of the highly skilled workforce that moved here because of what Stowe has to offer.

Click this link for the article from Vermontbiz.com.


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