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State To Sell St. Albans Office Building

The state of Vermont is planning to sell a state office building in St. Albans to a pharmaceutical company as part of broader plan to help revitalize the community's downtown.

The 200 state workers in the city would be moved into leased space that would become part of the downtown redevelopment project.

Vermont lawmakers passed the bill authorizing the sale in hopes it will help trigger a two-fold bonus for St. Albans: allowing valuable employer Mylan Technologies to expand and helping the city to redevelop the downtown.

St. Albans City Manager Dominic Cloud tells the Burlington Free Press the plan is critical for the city and the region.

A study done for the city estimates pharmaceutical company Mylan Technologies would create an additional 100 manufacturing jobs.