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The Chips Are Down: Does IBM Have a Future in Vermont? 

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An entrance to IBM

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IBM's 725-acre facility in Essex Junction has a wastewater treatment plant, a fire station, a bridge over the Winooski River and, of course, its manufacturing facilities. Figures here were compiled by the Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation:

4,000-plus Vermonters: IBM's estimated number of employees, drawn to the plant from all over the state — well off from the peak of 8,500 workers in 2001

$200 million to $250 million: IBM's estimated annual payroll

$37.1 million: cost of the plant's electricity in 2013*

$4.5 million annually: IBM's Vermont Gas bill

$2.8 million: IBM's property taxes

* Source: IBM testimony to the Vermont Public Service Board

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Paul Heintz

Paul Heintz

Paul Heintz is a staff writer and political editor for Seven Days. He wrote the "Fair Game" political column from May 2012 through December 2016.

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