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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Franklin County Broadband Initiative Update

February 2, 2018

Thank you to everyone who came out to listen to Brian Lippold from J.W. Sewall present Franklin County’s Broadband Planning Study on Wednesday evening at the hospital. The large turnout was a…

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Testifying in Support of LD520

January 16, 2018

On January 8th, GFDC Executive Director Charlie Woodworth testified in favor of LD520: a $100 million bond to support the implementation of broadband internet in unserved and underserved rural…

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Franklin County Broadband Plan Presentation on January 31, 2018

January 1, 2018

Last winter the grassroots collaborative Franklin County Broadband Initiative (FCBI) began the process to apply for state funding to support a county‚Äźwide Broadband Plan. The purpose of the plan is…

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GFDC announces the hiring of new Executive Director, Charlie Woodworth

August 21, 2017

GFDC is pleased to welcome Charlie Woodworth as our new Executive Director!  Charlie will become the Executive Director for GFDC beginning September 4th.  He will be taking over from Alison…

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