Manufactured in Vermont is a business-to-business event for manufacturers, OEMs and sub-contractors to connect and develop business for contracts and enhanced supply chain opportunities.


To strengthen and grow our manufacturing base for competitive advantage here at home and abroad.


To showcase the manufacturing sector as a significant driver of our economy both as an employer and producer of goods, create a niche network that connects industry peers and facilitate both sourcing and procurement opportunities for innovative, stronger, and nimble supply chains in Vermont, throughout New England, and with our trading partner Canada.

Key industrial sectors include:

  • Aerospace and aviation
  • Automotive
  • Electronics
  • Defense
  • Industrial
  • Naval and Marine
  • Medical (Medical Devices, Healthcare and Personal Care Products)
  • Product Manufacturing (composites, plastics, polymers, metal, stone & wood)
  • Space
  • Textiles
  • Transportation

Manufactured in Vermont offers exhibitors and participants:

  • A niche network with industry peers for new business and vendor partnerships
  • Pre-scheduled business-to-business (B2B) Matchmaking Meetings  for exhibitors with fellow exhibitors and participating primes for new potential sourcing and procurement opportunities
  • New resources, programs and seminars on financing, government contracting and workforce innovation to grow business
  • Opportunities to market their company brand as a quality employer in manufacturing and beyond
  • Connections and strengthened relationships with existing and new customers and suppliers
  • Access to workforce, educational and training programs for workforce development and recruitment

2017 Results:

  • 100 exhibitors
  • 400 B2B meetings
  • 20 OEMs
  • Over 700 participants from 4 countries
  • 24 Canadian companies from Québec 

Vermont Manufacturing At a Glance

  • Jobs: In 2014, manufacturing employed 32,000 people, or 10.4% of Vermont’s total employment population. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Wages: In 2014, manufacturing paid average annual wages that were 29% higher ($55,290/yr) than the state average wage ($43,017/yr). Total manufacturing wages paid in 2014 exceeded $1.725 billion. Source: VT Department of Labor, ELMI Division  
  • State GDP: In 2015, manufacturing accounted for about $2.8 billion, or 9% of the state’s gross domestic product (GDP). Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis 
  • Exports: In 2014, manufactured goods exported by Vermont companies made up almost 71% of all Vermont exports or about $2.57 billion in total value. Source: U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Division
  • Economic Multiplier Impact: Every $1 in manufactured goods generates an estimated $1.37 worth of additional economic activity – the highest of any other sector. Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2013
  • Employment Multiplier: Each manufacturing job supports an additional 1.6 jobs and each “Advanced Manufacturing” job supports as many as 4.9 other jobs. Source: “Local Multipliers,” American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings 100