Manufacturing for all industrial and consumer markets including products made from chemicals, composites, electronics, plastics, polymers, metal, stone, textiles and wood.
Manufacturing in Vermont accounts for $3.3 billion or 12% of the state’s gross domestic product (Economic Modeling Specialists International). Manufacturing, through the use of engineering, skill, labor, technology and innovation, is the process by which raw materials are transformed into finished goods for both industrial and consumer application. Such finished goods range from hand crafted furniture to complex products such as semiconductors.
Industrial and Consumer Primes & Subcontractors (for exhibitors only)
The U.S. government is the largest single purchaser of goods and services in the world, awarding approximately $500 billion in contracts every year.
The Small Business Administration’s Office of Government Contracting & Business Development works with federal agencies to award at least 23 percent of all prime government contract dollars to small businesses and help federal agencies meet specific statutory goals for small disadvantaged businesses, women-owned small businesses (WOSB), service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB), and small businesses that are located in historically underutilized business zones (HUBZone).
In addition, SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program assists eligible socially and economically disadvantaged individuals in developing and growing their businesses through one-on-one counseling, training workshops, matchmaking opportunities with federal buyers, and other management and technical guidance.