Why I Should Study in Vermont
  2nd Lowest Unemployment in US
  Mature and Emerging Business Sectors
  Existing Business Relationships with China
  Previous Meetings with the Governor, high-ranking Department of Commerce officials and strategic business                   organizations
  Previous meetings with CEO’s and their Key Staff from a variety of Business Sectors
  Connections with Companies Interested in Starting or Expanding Business in China ranked Burlington #1 in the U.S. on its index of business vitality.
  Education Week Magazine ranked Vermont 2nd in high school graduation rates in US for 2011.
  Inc. Magazine voted Burlington, VT as one of the Top 25 Small Cities for Doing Business in America and the No.7      Best Small Cities to Do Business.
  Organic Gardening Magazine named Burlington 2nd in “Greenest Small City in America” contest. listed Vermont as One of the “Best Places to Retire Young”.
  Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine noted Burlington as one of “The Best Cities 2010”. The economy was their      number-eight pick for Best Cities for the Next Decade powered by the green movement.

Vermont Area Awards
  Kiplinger’s (Magazine) Best Cities 2010: Burlington, Vt. The economy in our number-eight pick for Best Cities for       the Next Decade is powered by the green movement. This mountain city wants to be a role model for saving the       planet. Environmentalism isn’t just ingrained in the city’s diverse economy; it’s the driver for much of its economic       growth. Click here to read more.
  A Woman’s Day (Magazine) in… Burlington “I get to see beauty every day,” says Nicci Micco, 34, who’s lived in       Burlington for eight years. “When I drive to work, Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks are on one side of the road       and gorgeous farms are on the other.”  Click here to read more.
  This time, it’s national group PETA giving the honors. Burlington has once again received top accolades for our       localvore way of life.
  New England’s Most Enjoyed Secret – Vitality Cape Cod Magazine: Talk to someone who’s lived in Burlington,       Vt., or gone to school there, and you’ll definitely get a rise! There’s a buzz about the place. Click here to read more.
  Burlington, Vermont rated #2 in the best college towns survey by MSN Local Edition. They called out via       social media to followers and friends for their suggestions and created a compilation of eight that stand out as the       best of what a college town has to offer. Click here to read more.
  Burlington, Vermont named the number 1 healthiest place by women SELF’s survey of 100 U.S. metro areas       reveals the fittest, healthiest and happiest women in the land. Now you can steal their life-improving secrets.
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  The sixth annual “Survey of Destination Stewardship,” conducted by National Geographic Society’s Center for       Sustainable Destinations, ranked Vermont fifth in the world and first in the United States. The rankings are       published in the November/December issue of National Geographic Traveler magazine. Click here to read more.
  Burlington wins another national accolade! Children’s Health Magazine has named Burlington the #1 place to raise       a family.
  Top U.S.cities to Live and Play picked by National Geographic Adventure picks the winners for the category, Start       a family, were Burlington, Vt, Bozeman, Mont. and Fort Collins, Colo.