A place your business can call home in Franklin County, Maine

The Greater Franklin Development Council Staff

The talented and experienced staff of Greater Franklin Development Council works diligently to create and retain quality employment opportunities in Franklin County by striving to attract new businesses, assisting local employers, and encouraging entrepreneurship.

Alison Hagerstrom

Alison Hagerstrom

Executive Director
Alison Hagerstrom

Alison Hagerstrom is the Executive Director for Greater Franklin Development Corporation and resides in Farmington. She holds a BS in Secondary Education from the University of Maine at Farmington. In September 2006, Alison was chosen as The Franklin Journal and Livermore Falls Advertiser's first-ever "Person of the Year".

Alison is a former business owner with over 20 years of manufacturing and management experience. Her company, MTE, Inc. located in Farmington, manufactured wiring harnesses and other electrical sub-assembles for the electronics industry. Alison served on the Plus 1 Small Business Committee created by former Governor Angus King and in June 1991, she received the University of Maine at Farmington Alumni Association's Alumni Achievement Award. In October 2011, she was presented with the Florence Hewey Archibald '27 Alumni Service Award.

Prior to becoming the executive director, Alison was employed by SCI in Augusta as a program manager and later consulted with Franklin Memorial Hospital on a software development project.

Alison currently serves as the Chair of the University of Maine at Farmington's Board of Visitors, and is past treasurer for Mission at the Eastward, a position she has held for eight years.

Morgan Spencer

Morgan Spencer

Executive Assistant
Morgan Spencer

Morgan Spencer is the Executive Assistant for Greater Franklin Development Council and currently resides in Farmington. Morgan is a recent graduate of the University of Maine at Farmington with a BA in Business Economics.

Morgan grew up in Wilton and knows the Greater Franklin County area well. Soon after beginning her degree at UMF, she realized that local economic development was the field she wanted to pursue. She is passionate about the area, the state of Maine, and the ever-changing potential it holds.