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Vermont Land Link: A free resource connecting farmers and property holders is now available: [ Read More ]

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As the Regional Planning Commision, NVDA provides essential planning services for all of our member communities, covering both the small projects and those that span the entire tri-county area.

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NVDA's mission as an economic development resource is to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for all of the residents of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.

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There are 2,546 miles of roads in the Northeast Kingdom, approximately 18% of the total road in miles in the state, of which 1,501 miles (~59% of regional total) are unpaved. Check out the current road conditions in the region.

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Welcome to the Northeast Kingdom!

The Northeast Kingdom is known for its pastoral landscapes, year-round fun and honest people.


NVDA serves the 55 municipalities in this northeastern corner of Vermont as the Regional Planning Commission. We assist with regional and municipal land use and Transportation Planning.


NVDA also serves the businesses in the Kingdom and encourages sustainable economic growth as the Regional Economic Development Corporation.


We encourage you to discover the rich traditions and natural wonders enjoyed in these three counties of Caledonia, Essex and Orleans.



Vermont Land Link

Vermont Land Link is now up! For many new and established farmers, simply finding available land is a huge challenge. On the other side of the equation, more and more private, public and organizational landowners want to make land available for farming. This free and user-friendly portal now makes those important connections possible. Many thanks to the Lamoille Economic Development Corporation, Land Link's featured underwriter, and to the Vermont Farmland Access Network and its supporting agencies for creating this much-needed resource! For more information, visit:

The NVDA Wind Study Committee

"The NVDA Wind Study Committee was formed in response to the NVDA Board of Directors July 2012 adoption of a resolution recommending a suspension of industrial-scale (height of 200 ft. or greater) wind turbines for a 3-year period for further study".

Committee members include: Jim Greenwood (Chair), Mark Whitworth, Farley Brown, Robert Croteau, and David Snedeker (NVDA staff). The Committee meets at the Barton Town Office approximately every three weeks. Please contact NVDA to check on upcoming meetings. Meeting minutes will be posted soon.

Meeting schedule:
2/20/13, 6:00pm Barton Town Office  Minutes
3/13/13, 6:00pm Barton Town Office  Minutes
4/03/13, 6:30pm Barton Town Office (guest: Dave Hallquist, VEC)  Minutes
4/24/13, 6:30pm Barton Town Office (guest: Billy Coster, ANR) Minutes

5/08/13, 6:30pm Barton Town Office (guest: Anne Margolis, PSD) Minutes

5/29/13, 6:30pm Barton Village Community Center(guest: John Soininen, Eolian) Minutes
 Eolian Presentation

 8/14/13 at 7:00pm at the Barton Town Office (guest: Kerrick Johnson, VELCO) VELCO - Interconnecting Wind NVT, VELCO - System Reliability Renewable Generation Minutes

9/4/13 at 6:30 at the Barton Town Office. (guest Kevin Jones, VT Law School and Steve Therrien) Minutes
9/26/13, 6:30pm at the Barton Town Office. (Guests: Robt. Dostis, GMP; Jason Shafer, LSC) Health Effects - Peer Review Lit_KCW, KWC Fact Sheet, JShafer WindResource Presentation, Minutes

11/06/13, 6:30pm at the Barton Town Office.  (Guest: Dr. David Grass, VT Dept. of Health) Minutes, Health Reviewed Lit., Infrasound report, Fall Testing Rpt., Winter Testing Rpt.

1/6/14 (Guest: Gloria Bruce, NEKTTA) 9am at NVDA Office in St. Johnsbury  Minutes

1/29/14, 6:30pm, at the Barton Town Office. (Guest: Ben Luce) Minutes

 Antrim Wind Avoided Emissions Report, Renewable Energy Options


Wind Study - Draft Report - Attachment A, Attachment B, Attachment C, Attachment D, Attachment E, Attachment F

NVDA Distributes Monthly Progress Reports


Since the NEK Economic Development Initiative was announced in September 2012, by Bill Stenger and partners, NVDA has received inquiries about the project's employment opportunities, infrastructure improvements, transportation plans, housing impacts, and timelines. To connect and share information, NVDA distributes a monthly e-mail Progress Report containing information on the work-in-progress, links and contact information, EB-5 status updates, and meeting announcements.  The Reports are sent electronically at the end of each month to a broad community audience of NEK residents, businesses, municipalities and stakeholders. Back issues are available for reference on this website: Resources & Opportunities / Studies and Reports / Newsletter Archives.