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

James Black, President, Johnson State College

David Silverman, Vice-President, Union Bank

John Kingston, Treasurer, Butternut Mountain Farm

John Mandeville, LEDC

Laurie Hammond, Turtle Fur

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

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Latest News

LEDC Workshops for 2014

Check out our events calendar for more details.

September 17 – Financing Option for Small Business
October 15 – LEAN Business Operations
November 19 – Marketing for Small Businesses


June 4, 2014

LEDC Offers Marketing Assistance to Lamoille County Businesses

The Lamoille Economic Development Corporation is expanding its
contract with Elisa Clancy of 3W Promotions of Hyde Park to offer assistance with
marketing planning and implementation free of charge to the business community at
large in Lamoille County. This is an expansion of an initiative that the LEDC
launched two years ago to offer marketing assistance to agricultural and value added
food production businesses. This assistance includes, but is not limited to,
researching and writing a marketing plan, preparation of advertising copy and limited
graphic design services, branding advice, public relations planning and press release
preparation and distribution and investigation of grant opportunities and assistance in
grant application writing for funding for marketing and related purposes.

When asked why the LEDC has chosen to expand this initiative, John Mandeville,
the LEDC Executive Director, said “ Vermont small business owners and managers
are, generally, very good at manufacturing the products they produce, providing the
services they offer and selling the goods that they retail. They are not necessarily
equally adept at profitably marketing and selling and in many cases just don’t have
the time or expertise to do it well. Our aim in expanding this service is to ensure that
professional marketing help is there if they need it. Combining Elisa Clancy’s
expertise with my own together with the LEDC’s resources and other available
avenues seems like a great way to provide Lamoille County businesses with
additional tools to help them run their businesses successfully.”

Anyone interested in learning more about this service or more about other
services available from the LEDC should contact John Mandeville at 888-5640 or