to better reflect our expanding membership, and mission to represent and support the state’s growing number of technology companies that are creating high-skilled, high-paying jobs. The name change reflected this expanded role of the organization and its welcoming of all Vermont technology-focused companies as members, along with supporting businesses and organizations.
Since, the VTTA has grown to represent more than 200 businesses and individuals representing a range of tech businesses and tech professionals, including those in non-tech businesses. It also encompasses many organizations and businesses that work with and support Vermont’s tech economy, including education, legal, accounting, consulting, recruiting and marketing firms.
The VTTA has continued organizing and supporting established events such as the Tech Jam and its Summer Cruise networking event, but also expanded with stepped up advocacy, publication of a Tech Jobs Report, new events such as “Let’s Tech Together” sessions and a Tech Conference, and offering a Career Center among other efforts to help recruit tech talent.
As it did at its founding, the Vermont Technology Alliance sees Vermont’s tech sector as Vermont’s strongest economic development opportunity, representing growing, diverse and high-paying employers generating taxes and other benefits for the state.
Our role is to help tell that story in and outside of the state, to support and promote the state’s tech-focused businesses, and help them attract the tech talent and resources they need to succeed and thrive.