Addison County Hosts Capitol for the Day
On September 11, the Governor and his Cabinet spent the day in Addison County for the "Capital for the Day" program. Governor Scott started the day with a Cabinet meeting in Bristol followed by a ceremony in honor of those who died on September 11, 2001. The Governor then toured the Middlebury rail and bridge projects and met with the Neighbors Together steering committee. Continuing in Middlebury, the Governor announced $2.4 million in electric vehicle charging station grants, followed by a ride on an ACTR energy-efficient bus and a tour of the ACTR facility, where he announced a grant award. For lunch, the Governor visited Sunrise Orchard to meet with farmers and others regarding agricultural issues. From there he spoke at the Vergennes High School regarding civility. He wrapped up the day with a business roundtable with the boards of the Addison County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC) and the Addison County Chamber of Commerce (ACCoC) at the Bixby Library in Vergennes.
During the day, the Governor's Cabinet held meetings throughout the County. The Agency of Commerce and ANR attended several meetings organized by ACEDC including a session with businesses and developers in Vergennes regarding the new Opportunity Zone designation. Tours and meetings followed at Vermont Coffee company, Connor Mill-Built Homes, and Good Point Recycling in Middlebury and Bee's Wrap & Vermont Tree Goods in Bristol.