Doing Business

Poultney is the epicenter of an area offering attractive cultural, educational, historical and recreational opportunities. It is also in the center of “Slate Valley” and employs many residents in the slate industry. It is the home of Green Mountain College, a four year liberal arts school specializing in environmental studies.

Poultney welcomes existing businesses seeking to relocate or establish a branch office or plant. We also encourage entrepreneurs interested in starting a new business.

General Retail Market Profile

Poultney serves three classes of retail customers: Year round residents and visitors from surrounding towns, second home owners, and tourists. The Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce, the Poultney Downtown Revitalization Committee, Inc and other organizations hold events through out the year which attract visitors and tourists. In the summer and fall months a very popular and well known weekly farmers market attracts repeat visitors.

Retail trade areas consist of the Poultney Core area which captures households that shop in Poultney on a weekly or near weekly basis. This area includes Poultney, Hampton, Wells and Middletown Springs. The Poultney Regional area captures households that shop in Poultney occasionally on a recurring basis. This area includes the Core area plus the towns of Fair Haven, Castleton and Granville, NY.

Data on the population and household income is derived from the United States Census Reports between 2010 and 2011.

Town Population: 3,432
Median Household Income: $46,323