Lamoille Economic Development Corporation
Employment and Demographics

The Lamoille Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) is a private non-for-profit corporation sponsored by Lamoille County businesses and municipalities as well as the State of Vermont.  Our Mission is to strengthen the county’s economy through facilitating the creation and expansion of jobs and businesses and investing for the prosperity of Lamoille County communities.

Our services are available to all businesses in all commercial sectors whether they are existing businesses looking to expand, start-ups or businesses seeking to relocate to Lamoille County.

Lamoille County's assets include a strong entrepreneurial spirit, a firm sense of community, and many physical amenities. 70 million people, including those in the major metropolitan areas of Boston, New York, and Montreal, live within a 500-mile radius of the county.

Board of Directors

David Silverman, LEDC President, Union Bank

John Kingston,  LEDC Vice- President, Butternut Mountain Farm

Laurie Hammond, LEDC Treasurer, Turtle Fur

John Mandeville, LEDC Executive Director

Joe Hester Ingram, Smuggler's Homeowners Assn.

Sonja Raymond, Apple Tree Learning Center

Allen Horsley, Barr & Associates

Adam Lory, Poulos Insurance

William Kuhnert, Smuggler’s Notch Resort

Ron Elliott, Smuggler’s Notch Distillery

Sherry Lussier, Green Mountain Technology and Career Center

James Black, Johnson State College

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Latest News

The LEDC Board of Directors has chosen new Officers.

David Silverman, LEDC President, Union Bank

John Kingston,  LEDC Vice- President, Butternut Mountain Farm

Laurie Hammond, LEDC Treasurer, Turtle Fur

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Mobile Marketing and Emerging Trends in Digital Technology

February 18th from 9 am to Noon 

The digital landscape continues to change and what worked 18 months ago may not be paying off as it once did.  Several changes to social media outlets, mobile marketing tools, search engine systems and various other online platforms in recent months have forced small businesses to change their digital marketing strategies in order to remain effective.  This training event will explore some of those changes and provide steps and strategies small business owners and managers can take to stay ahead of the game.  Attendees will also be provided with the latest details regarding mobile media marketing and what steps they need take to stay ahead of the competition.

The workshop presenter, Patrick Ripley, is the digital media specialist for the Vermont Small Business Development Center.  He has been working professionally with digital media for over 13 years, has worked for the Hearst Television stations and has written, edited and managed thousands of pieces of online content and managed the development, creation and design of multiple websites and social media campaigns.

Please visit and click on TRAINING to register and pre-pay on line or email or call

Location : Community Room at Green Mountain Technology and Career Center in Hyde Park
Contact : Vickie Blanchard at , 802-728-9101

For more information call John Mandeville at 888-5640