Welcome to the
Town of Readsboro, Vermont    

Economic Development

Readsboro continues to move forward with economic development and infrastructure initiatives.   

Recent infrastructure enhancements include rebuilding of Town bridges and securing funding for roadway improvements.  Paving projects are done on a yearly basis, with ongoing ditch and drainage work by the Readsboro Department of Public Works.  The Town has received funding through the Better Roads Program for dealing with erosion control issues.   

The Town has completed a Safe Routes to School Project near the intersection of Phelps Lane and Vermont Route 100.

The Town completed the School Street Riverbank Stabilization Project that allowed for further stabilization of the riverbank along the West Branch of the Deerfield River adjacent to School Street.  This project was funded from a Community Development Block Grant through the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development in the aftermath of the Tropical Storm that hit the area in 2011.  

The Town has completed a $1.3 million water plant and system upgrade. This is a dramatic upgrade that will bring the Town into compliance with Federal and State regulations.  

The Town received a Vermont Department of Transportation Alternative grant and a Bike/Pedestrian grant that will provide for 4,016 feet of new sidewalks along Main Street, School Street, and Tunnel Street, allowing for a safer and pedestrian-friendly community.  Construction is slated to begin in May 2018.

Work continues with the Readsboro Planning Commission, the Windham Regional Commission, and the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation and the Southeastern Vermont Economic Development Strategies (SeVEDS) towards projects that will enhance both local and regional competitiveness to allow for economic growth within the Southern Vermont area.

The Readsboro Broadband and Cell Committee formed in 2016 continue to seek out and collaborate with state officials and legislators to allow for broadband connectivity and expansion in the area.  

The abundant natural resources offered in Readsboro are a focal point.  Efforts by the Readsboro Hometown Redevelopment, Inc. to establish an area with access to the Catamount Trail has been accomplished.  The reopening of the former Dutch Hill ski area with the formation of the Dutch Hill Alliance of Skiers and Hikers (DHASH) is seen as another positive step towards the promotion of Readsboro as an outdoor recreation destination.  Not up to date on what these efforts are all about?  Click on the following fact sheets for both the Catamount Trail and Dutch Hill information.

We encourage local businesses and residents to be a part of the revitalization of Readsboro.   

 

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