The BDC board did not have far to look. They have been in negotiations with former state representative and Vernon native Rick Hardcastle since January.
Hardcastle told KFDX Wednesday afternoon, the board offered him the job and they were working out the contract details. He said he will start his new position Monday.
Since leaving the state House, Hardcastle has been doing consulting and lobbying work. The previous director, Sean Stockard, resigned in December of 2012.
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