Economic Development Grants awarded to 4 Addison County businesses

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MIDDLEBURY – Addison County Economic Development Corporation has recently been awarded $59,600 for Addison County businesses through the “Building Community” grant program.

Local businesses were awarded for the following projects:

$14,000 to Agricola Meats, LLC, Middlebury: To renovate, fit-up and equip space on Exchange Street for specialty meat processing.

$15,000 to Bristol Bakery & Café Wholesale, LLC, Bristol: To invest in new equipment for packaging;

$15,000 to Champlain Orchards, Shoreham: To upgrade their donut-making operation.

$15,600 to Wooden Hammer, LLC, Monkton: To renovate, fit-up and equip space to expand a woodworking and cabinetry business.

Agricola Meats from Middlebury said they were extremely appreciative of the continued support provided by ACEDC and this BGS grant, and that they’ll use it to renovate, fit-up and equip space on Exchange Street for specialty meat processing.

“These funds have been critical to the on-boarding of a new, large customer with specialized packaging needs” said Kevin Harper, Owner of Bristol Bakery.