Already, Vermont makes it easy for those who are flirting with the idea of relocating to the state. The “Stay to Stay” weekend program is like a concierge program for prospective Vermonters, linking them with home tours, networking events and even job interviews — but also allowing ample time to do important things like shop the farmers’ market, sample maple creemees (maple soft serve!) and take in the cerulean views of Lake Champlain.
But leave it to the nation’s largest exporter of maple syrup to sweeten the relocation deal even more. Under a newly approved program aimed at drawing more workers, the state will pay people up to $7,500 to move to Vermont and fill jobs.