Better Bennington Corporation

The Better Bennington Corporation (BBC) is the lead organization which coordinates public and private efforts to maintain Downtown Bennington, Vermont as the commercial and cultural heart of the community.


Mission Statement

The mission of the Better Bennington Corporation
is to Build, Improve, and Support a Vital Downtown
that Benefits our Entire Community.


Vision Statement

Downtown Bennington is:

  • A center for business, civic activity, and downtown living for residents and visitors, personifying Vermont's small town "Main Street" character. 
  • Known for the charm and authenticity of its unique, locally owned shops, emphasizing Vermont-made products, crafts and antiques
  • A home for artistic and cultural activities
  • The hub of recreation and entertainment 
  • An experience rich in American history and hometown heritage



The BBC utilizes the Four Point Approach of Downtown revitalization. These four points mirror the standing Committees that accomplish much of the work and progress in Downtown. These are Design, Economic Development, Marketing & Promotions and Organization. The Downtown program also has a separate Business Recruitment and a Business Retention. As a result of the active arts community in Bennington, an Arts & Entertainment committee has also been established.

Each of these areas strengthens the Downtown economy, fostering the continued use of existing commercial buildings while promoting and preserving Downtown Bennington's unique assets, charm, and history.

Downtown Bennington, Vermont is a Vermont Designated Downtown, making it eligible for various state programs and grants.

We encourage you to look around, find out more about our Downtown area and even consider becoming a member of the BBC. Membership brings many benefits not only to you, but to our Downtown revitalization efforts.

The Better Bennington Corporation
215 South Street
Beautiful Bennington, Vermont 05201

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