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Retail employs more Vermonters than manufacturing and construction combined.

Retail is the nation's largest private sector employer driving the U.S. economy and creating jobs in the communities around the country. Retail is everywhere - especially in Vermont. Here is a quick look at retail's impact. 

Vermont retail by the numbers

Jobs Supported by Retail
Retail Establishments
$4.9 (b)
Total GDP Impact
Direct Retail Employment
$1,841 (m)
Direct Labor Income
$2,693 (m)
Direct Impact on GDP

Retail jobs in Vermont

The owners of Vermont small businesses Hero’s Welcome, Stowe Mercantile, Harborside Harvest Market and Outdoor Gear Exchange all have something in common: They are committed to their communities. Whether it’s their employees or customers, these small businesses are run for the people, by the people.

The report, The Economic Impact of the U.S. Retail Industry is underwritten by American Express.

Source: All data comes from the PwC report, The Economic Impact of the U.S. Retail Industry, except where otherwise noted.

The retail industry is defined as including retail, food services and drinking places.
Unless otherwise noted, the total impact statistics combine the industry’s direct, indirect and induced impacts. Employment is defined as the number of payroll and self-employed jobs, including part-time jobs. Labor income is defined as annual wages and salaries and benefits as well as proprietors’ income. An establishment is a single physical location at which business is conducted. A business may consist of more than one establishment.