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$1 million federal grant awarded for broadband implementation in six towns within Franklin County

August 24, 2020

On August 20, 2020 the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) announced that Greater Franklin Development Council (GFDC) was awarded an Economic & Infrastructure Development grant for its…

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COVID-19 Grants from SBDC and DECD

August 20, 2020

Sponsored by the Maine Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) and the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD).   Please review this grant opportunity below for small business…

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Two exciting pieces of news for outdoor recreation in Franklin County!

August 18, 2020

Since the end of the 2008 Recession, people have been more likely to move to recreation counties. This is particularly true for rural counties like Franklin County. Many of Franklin County’s…

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Vote YES on 1 on July 14th

July 14, 2020

On July 14th, Vote YES on 1 for better internet!  Access to reliable high-speed internet should be available for every one of our households and businesses as it enables increased…

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How does the Franklin County region feel about reopening?

July 2, 2020

As reopening has progressed in the Franklin County region, we were curious about the changing consumer habits for shopping and travel,  new working arrangements, broadband impact, and the open status…

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Survey: COVID-19 Reopening Response

June 16, 2020

Dear Constituents,   With reopening already underway, we are looking to gather some data on how the pandemic has and will continue to affect our daily life.   We have compiled a short survey that…

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Vote Yes on 1 for Better Internet - Virtual Town Hall Meeting on June 15

June 10, 2020

Vote Yes on 1 for Better InternetVirtual Town Hall MeetingMONDAY, JUNE 15 – 3:00PMREGISTER HERE The Vote Yes on 1 for Better Internet campaign will hold a virtual town hall meeting at 3 p.m. on…

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5/8/20 Rural Reopening Plan

May 11, 2020

On Friday, Governor Janet Mills announced a rural reopening plan aimed at reopening certain additional businesses in rural Maine over the course of the next two weeks with added health and safety…

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4/28/20 COVID-19 Resource Update

April 30, 2020

COVID-19 Resource Update GFDC plans to send weekly updates on relief resources relating to COVID-19 as long as we have updates to report. Please forward as you see fit, and refer anyone to sign up for…

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4/16/20 COVID-19 Resource Update

April 16, 2020

COVID-19 Resource Update GFDC plans to send weekly updates on relief resources relating to COVID-19 as long as we have updates to report. Please forward as you see fit, and refer anyone to sign up for…

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