Economic Development

Montpelier Alive works closely with the Montpelier Development Corporation and the City of Montpelier to encourage economic development is Montpelier. 

Montpelier is the smallest state capital in the United States with a population of just under 8,000 people. It's a small town with big city amenities - a lively arts and music scene, great restaurants, excellent schools, and an active community life. We'd love to have you join us. 

For more information, or to schedule a tour of beautiful and vibrant Downtown Montpelier, please contact Dan Groberg at 802-223-9604 or director@montpelieralive.org. 


Montpelier Alive also works to support existing businesses, providing opportunities for networking, collaboration, and learning. We oversee the ​Montpelier Business Association (MBA) , which acts as a support network and united voice for small downtown businesses. The group meets regularly to coordinate promotions, networking, and events, and discuss important topics that collectively impact downtown small businesses. We work with partners to host a series of workshops on topics valuable to business owners, including business planning, social media and marketing, managing employees, and other topics.