Lake Champlain Islands

Economic Development Corporation

Lake Champlain Islands Businesses are Open for Business -- Safely!

Welcome to our little piece of paradise. The quiet relaxing lifestyle is the perfect setting for an outdoor vacation in a safe and healthy environment. The Islands businesses have welcomed visitors for over a century for the lake experience, and we still are! We have an abundance of recreational activities; boating, fishing, swimming and hiking. Ice skating and fishing in winter months and peaceand quiet all year. We want you to stay safe and healthy so that you can enjoy our lakeside community again and again.

Welcome to our world, where New England borders on Lake Champlain, Canada and perfection!

Island Map and Resource Guide
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Live

The Champlain Islands of Vermont are five lakeside communities, nestled into Lake Champlain between Vermont and New York. This is Grand Isle County, in the northwest corner of Vermont, close to the metro areas of Montreal to the north, and Burlington, Vermont’s largest city, to the south. The Islands host small businesses based in an economy driven by tourism and value-added agriculture, with small tech companies and a chocolate manufacturer.

Work

Most businesses in the Islands are owned by the person at the counter, on the phone, or behind the desk. Our businesses specialize in hospitality, professional services from law to accounting, computer and web development, real estate and insurance, as well as retail and agriculture. Construction, plumbing and electrical contractors serve local and regional customers.

Play

Visitors and residents have come to the Islands for over a century for the Lake experience: boating, fishing, swimming, ice skating in winter and enjoying the peace and quiet all year round. Tourist-related businesses take advantage of the beauty of Lake Champlain, as well as centuries of history and a world-class geological formation.

Our Services

What We Do

Promoting economic opportunity and improving the quality of life in Grand Isle County.

Business and Community Grants

We offer a wide variety of grants sourced from local, state, and federal sources. Check out our business resources page for current grant opportunities

Business and Entrepreneur Education

We offer one-one-one counseling for new and existing business owners as well as group seminars

Visitor Information

Our visitor information center is fully stocked with maps, brochures, and local business information.

Champlain Islands Resource Guide

The Champlain Islands Resource Guide is our annual publication packed with maps, information about local businesses and destinations.

Promoting Community Participation

We sponsor local events and host meals for local legislators to communicate with constituents

Business and Event Directory

We provide a directory of local business services and events on our website, print publications, and other digital services.

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Our Vision

A Grand Isle County that is a healthy, safe, and prosperous place to live and work.

Our Mission

Promoting economic opportunity and improving the quality of life in Grand Isle County

Our Contacts

Physical
3501 US Route 2,
North Hero, VT 05474

Mailing
P.O. Box 213,
North Hero, VT 05474

(802) 372-8400