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Cultural Planning Survey Invitation

January 28, 2019

Greater Franklin Development Council and Arts Farmington are gathering information about the creative and cultural resources in southern Franklin County and its surrounding towns. We'll use the…

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Newsletter - October 29, 2018

October 29, 2018

Hello Commissioners, Selectmen, Town Managers, State Representatives, Business Owners, Community Leaders and Citizens: As promised, here is an update on our work: For the past twelve months we have…

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Forest Opportunity Roadmap of Maine

September 26, 2018

The Forest Opportunity Roadmap (FOR/Maine) was released yesterday, discussing a vision and roadmap for Maine's forest products sector from now to 2025. The report states that "technology…

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Southern Franklin County Cultural Plan

September 14, 2018

Greater Franklin Development Council and Arts Farmington are initiating an effort to develop a cultural plan that aims to engage multiple sectors of the community, including local government…

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CMP Holds Informational Meeting on the New England Clean Energy Project in Farmington

July 17, 2018

On Monday, July 16th, about 100 people gathered at Mt. Blue High School at a meeting to ask questions of Central Maine Power's proposed Quebec-to-Massachusetts power line project. The meeting was…

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Newsletter - April 24, 2018

April 24, 2018

Hello Commissioners, Selectmen, Town Managers, State Representatives, Business Owners, Community Leaders and Citizens: As promised, here is an update on our work: For the past few months we have been…

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Exploring Workforce Solutions Event

April 6, 2018

GFDC and the Women's Business Center at CEI are teaming up again to host a brand new FREE event this May called Exploring Workforce Solutions! The workforce shortage is one of Maine's biggest…

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Economic Development in Franklin County on Talkin' Maine

March 22, 2018

At the beginning of the year, our executive director Charlie Woodworth had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Tom Saviello on his show, Talkin' Maine with the Bow Tie Boy. Charlie discusses his…

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Opportunity Zones and Other Updates

March 19, 2018

Hello Commissioners, Selectmen, Town Managers, State Representatives, Business Owners, Community Leaders and Citizens:   In the interest of keeping you informed of our work at the economic…

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Franklin County Broadband Initiative Featured in MaineBiz Article

March 9, 2018

"If we're going to have a future, we need to grow, we have to attract young families, people have to be able to work. Yes it affects education, health care, but it all distills down to economic…

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