The Green Mountain State (literally, it’s what Vermont’s name in French means) has a packed history: Vermont used to be an independent republic, it started abolishing slavery ahead of any other state, it was the first state admitted to the US after the initial 13.
Burlington is the smallest of American most populous state cities and the only big city in Vermont (the capital of the state, Montpelier didn’t even reach the number of 8,000 residents). The tourists are attracted to Vermont by its festivals including Vermont Maple Festival and Vermont International Film Festival, winter sports, green mountains, and, of course, Vermontasaurus.
Despite being the second least populous state in the US, Vermont is the leading maple syrup producer in the country (well, it borders Canada, doesn’t it). Having so little people gives its perks: in 2016, Vermont was named the safest state in the nation. All in all, large corporations dislike the cost for business in Vermont – the largest employers are GlobalFoundries, Fletcher Allen Health Care, and the top-listed University of Vermont.