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May 6, 2015

SRDC Awarded Two Grants to Support Local Economic Projects

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Springfield Regional Development Corporation announced today that they are the recipient of two $15,000 grants to support a pair of economic development projects in the region.  The awards were part of the Regional Economic Development Grant Program, administered by the Department of Buildings and General Services. The goal of the program is promote stimulation or retention economic opportunities in the state.

The grants that SRDC received will support two business projects in the region.  The first is to assist with the Vermont Beer Shapers space at One Hundred River Street.  A local group has purchased the business assets of the former Trout River Brewery and is constructing a local brewing operation.  The other grant will help Drew’s LLC in Chester install a membrane bioreactor filtration system for the wastewater needs at their facility.

SRDC Executive Director Bob Flint said that the grants would be an important part of projects for job creation and retention.  “We appreciate the support from the state for these projects. In one instance, it’s a key part of setting up a new business.  The other grant will help to solve a long-standing challenge for an important company in our region”, Flint said.

SRDC serves the ten towns in Southern Windsor County. To learn more about Springfield Regional Development Corporation and how it can help existing companies as well as those looking to start a business, call 802-885-3061 or email bobf@springfielddevelopment.org.

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