If you know that you can get a job in Niagara Falls, why not go? Vermont is a pretty place, but Niagara Falls offers an equally incredible view. Also, if you are conservative, leaving Vermont, even for a mostly liberal state like New York, would help you be in a place where you are better represented. There are actually several Republicans in the House of Reps. From districts in upstate New York. If you are a progressive, then Vermont is probably the best state for you. Also, if you want to start a business, you can get tax-exempt status for the first few years in New York.