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Working Land Enterprise Grants Awarded

Wilcox Ice Cream receives funding to support manufacturing

The Working Lands Enterprise Board announced this year’s grant recipients from its “Enterprise Investment” area, awarding approximately $300,000 to 19 grantees in 11 counties of the state representing the agriculture, forestry and forest products sectors, (3 forestry projects and 16 agriculture projects), leveraging over $350,000 in matching funds.

“We recognize the tremendous economic and environmental impact that our Working Lands businesses have across the state of Vermont,” said Gov. Shumlin. “By investing in technical assistance and infrastructure for our ag and forest economies, we are creating jobs and supporting a quality of life that will attract Vermonters and out-of-stater’s for generations to come.”

The BCRC and BCIC worked with Wilcox Ice Cream, “Vermont’s Original Ice Cream,” on an application that will support re-establishing a local manufacturing facility for the Manchester-based company.