The population of Windsor, VT, has a long history of supporting machine and technical manufacturing. Though the businesses have changed the population continues to support technical, medical and manufacturing efforts. While industry leaders such as Mt. Ascutney Hospital, Seldon Technologies and Harpoon Brewing are located in Windsor, many Windsor residents work for nearby employers such as Hypertherm, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Ruger, and others. The affordable cost of housing as well as the robust list of municipal services makes Windsor a desirable community for much of the employment base of the the Lower Valley.