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NEK progress report: EB-5 economic development March 2014

 The Northeastern Vermont Development Association, a planning and development organization serving Caledonia, Essex and Orleans Counties, has released its monthly report on economic development issues for March.

Downtown Newport   

Proposed AnC Bio project continues through the permit pipeline, according to Alex MacLean, EB-5 Jay Peak Project Manager. 

The AnC Bio building design has been adapted to reflect city zoning, including a new bylaw change about building heights. Newport's Planning Commission adopted new language in February to allow buildings taller than 72 feet to be built as long as the city fire chief signs off on the height. The original design was a multiple story office tower, close to 100 feet tall. The new design, in compliance, has variable heights and a wider base. The project, under the name Jay Peak Biomedical Research Park, moves on through the permit pipeline for review by Newport's Development Review Board. Act 250 review will follow.      

Jay Peak Resort

Jay Peak Recreation Center The Town of Jay Planning/Zoning Commission unanimously approved a permit to build a 7,500 sq. foot indoor recreation center near the Stateside Hotel site. The facility will include a multi-level climbing wall and ropes course, movie theater, bowling alley, arcade, and concession area to provide guests with indoor recreation opportunities year around, regardless of the weather. Next, plans are scheduled to be reviewed by the District 7 Environmental Commission for an Act 250 permit.        

Newport State Airport

Project updates by Guy Rouelle, VTRANS Aeronautics Administrator: (802) 828-2833 

The VT Agency of Transportation has applied for an Act 250 permit amendment for the airport's $11.4 million expansion, enhancing the site as an integral part of the regional development plan and central hub of the NEK foreign trade zone. Following this review, VTrans will apply to the Federal Aviation Administration for federal funding to cover 90% of the initial construction cost for a 1,000 ft. runway extension, a new snow removal shed for equipment, a larger apron, on-site septic system, and a new well. The FAA has accepted forecast studies that show a need for the long-awaited expansion and the Agency has given a green light for the application. 

Workforce Development & Job Training 

NEK Workforce Development Initiative

  • Vision: To insure a job-ready workforce is available locally in the short and long term, and graduate our youth or unemployed/under-employed into existing and anticipated jobs.

  • Mission: To build a system to support career pathways for Vermonters to take advantage of existing and anticipated employment opportunities in industry sectors with livable wage jobs. 

This month Cindy Robillard, representing the VT Department of Labor, brought together professionals involved in workforce training in the St. Johnsbury-Lyndonville labor market area to form NEK South Education Team. This targeted effort will assist businesses and employees in the region's southern tier. Representatives from educational organizations and economic development service providers will connect every 4-6 weeks to collaborate on current career and job training activity and explore opportunities for future projects. St. Johnsbury Academy, Lyndon Institute, Lyndon State College, Community College of VT, NEK Learning Services, NVDA, and the VT Association of Business Industry & Rehabilitation are involved in this effort.   

Questions about NEK Workforce Development & Job Training may be directed to: Cindy Robillard, VDOL (802)748-6275    



NEK Transportation Infrastructure Study  

The Draft Alternative Recommendations Report is currently being reviewed by the Steering Committee. The report will be revised based on steering comments and presented to the public for review by mid April. The final round of public meetings will be held during late April and early May. The report includes recommendations for intersection and highway access improvements in Newport City, Derby, Burke and Lyndon, as well as transit options throughout the region. For more information contact Doug Morton, Transportation Planner (802) 748-1221   


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