is a special place to start or expand a business.
Vermont is the home of many high technology
companies like IBM and specialty food businesses
like Ben and Jerry's Homemade. In addition to these
nationally known companies, Vermont is the home of
many thriving, innovative small businesses. In fact,
over 95% of businesses in Vermont employ fewer than
50 employees. Vermont also offers a unique quality
of life for employers and employees because it is
one of the safest and cleanest states in the United
States. Vermont US Senator, Patrick Leahy
In addition, Vermont is the most gay-friendly state
in the country. On July 1, 2000, Vermont became the
first state to legally recognize civil unions for
same sex couples.
The Vermont Gay Tourism
Association was incorporated in April 2003.
Its purpose is to promote Vermont to the Gay &
Lesbian Traveler. Businesses interested in promoting
Vermont to the Gay & Lesbian Traveler should join
American Gay & Lesbian Travel Market Represents A
$54.1 Billion Travel Market (10% of the U.S. Travel Industry)