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Killington and state leaders discuss creative ways to progress town, resort and economy

KILLINGTON-Responding to a request by Selectman Jim Haff, Ted Brady, community and economic development liaison for Sen. Patrick Leahy, met with community leaders to discuss state and federal support needed to boost Killington's economy, create jobs and streamline pathways for development.

Joining Brady were Killington Resort President Mike Solimano, President of SP Land Steve Selbo, Killington Selectman Jim Haff and Chris Bianchi, Killington Chamber President Chris Karr and Town Manager Seth Webb, among others.

The ongoing plans and process for developing a village at the base of Killington Resort, as well as the potential to leverage the EB-5 federal program for foreign investment, which Leahy recently worked to reauthorize, were discussed at length. While no action was taken, the leaders discussed many ideas for progress that have the potential to create opportunities moving forward.