The state of Vermont has some of the most amazing natural resources and historic, colonial cities. Vermont is known for its scenic parks and its eastern counties including Windham, Windsor, Orange, Caledonia and Essex. In the northwestern edge of the state is Lake Champlain, the sixth-largest fresh water body in the United States. Nature enthusiasts love the easy and plentiful access to outdoor recreation like hiking and canoeing. The largest city in the state is Burlington, located in Chittenden County. This city has a renowned downtown area lined with historic brick buildings while maintaining a cozy feel with only a population of a little over 42,000. For those that enjoy history, the state contains many registered historical sites that date back to the revolutionary war. In addition, tourists frequently enjoy visiting the sites known for their contribution to the Underground Railroad during the Civil War. Whether you love the outdoors or historical sites, Vermont provides the best of both worlds.
The state has a remarkably stable economy with a significantly low unemployment rate. The top employer in the state is in government. This job market includes administrative, education, public works and safety jobs among its ranks. After government, the largest employer in the area is in real estate, rental and leasing. Durable goods manufacturing is the third largest employer in the area. This industry helps to provide a stable product base to the economy that contribute to Vermont's stable economy.