The Town of Hardwick was awarded a $250,000 grant for the Yellow Barn Project. This federal funding was obtained from the Northern Borders Regional Commission and was approved to secure the Yellow Barn property for business development and expansion, specifically increased storage, manufacturing, retail space, and for fulfillment of online ordering. With this funding, the Town of Hardwick, the Center for an Agricultural Economy, and the Northeastern Vermont Development Association can access private funding to secure, evaluate, and begin the fit-up of the structure. This funding will also allow the Town, CAE, and the NVDA to access additional funds to improve the structure and to build out additional space. The overall funding would be used similarly to the project between the Town, CAE and the NVDA that designed and built the Vermont Food Venture Center.
On Thursday, August 10th, 2017, at 1:30 P.M., the Governor, Senator Leahy and potentially others from the Vermont Delegation will attend an announcement of this award to the Town of Hardwick, and will announce other awards for the Northeast Kingdom. The announcement ceremony is at the Yellow Barn, located on VT Route 15 West. Ted Brady (Deputy Secretary of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development) said that they felt this was the next chapter in Hardwick’s Economic Development and they wanted to see this project succeed for the community and for the region.
We would love for you to Join us for this announcement! Please let us know if you have any questions by calling the Town Manager’s Office 802-472-6120.