Economic Development

What We Do
  • Promote and assist existing Hartford businesses to continue and expand.
  • Promote and support tourism.
  • Provide opportunities for new businesses to locate in Hartford.
How We Do It
  • Assistance with local and state tax incentive opportunities.
  • Assistance with local permitting process
  • Links with the Small Business Development Center and the Green Mountain Economic Development Corporation to assist in development of business plans and other support as needed
  • Low interest loans through the Hartford Business Revolving Loan Fund
  • Resource for available land and buildings
  • Resource for public and private funding
  • Work with local chambers of commerce and Regional Marketing Organizations
Special State Designations 
  • White River Junction Tax Increment Finance District
  • Hartford Growth Center
  • White River Junction Designated Downtown District
  • Quechee  Designated Village Center
Interested in More Information?
For more information, contact Lori Hirshfield, Director of the Hartford Department of Planning and Development Services at 802-295-3075 or by email.