The Clark Group, a Washington D.C.-based environmental consulting firm with an office in Sheridan, has announced a $34 million dollar contract that will allow them to operate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's EnergyStar program.
This should bring jobs to Sheridan, according to managing partner of the Clark Group, Laura Sands. She says EnergyStar is a well-known program that has been used by businesses and the federal government for a number of years.
The Clark Group provides specific expertise to businesses, nonprofits and others that want to improve their environmental performance.
Some of the expertise that will be needed for the EnergyStar program will be done in Sheridan, while some resources will be used from offices outside Sheridan.
Sands said that for now she's not sure exactly the work that will be done in Sheridan and couldn't provide an exact number of jobs the contract would create here.
The contract will allow the EPA to collect up to $34 million in services over a 5-year period from the Sheridan; Montpelier, VT; Petersburg, VA; and Washington D.C. Clark Group offices. Currently, the firm employs about 16 people in Sheridan.
Forward Sheridan brought the Clark Group to the area about 10 years ago.