Regional Partners

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Mobilize Maine is a partnership and initiative of the seven, federally designated economic development districts (EDDs) that cover the whole geography of Maine.  All of the EDDs bring extensive regional community based economic development and planning services to this initiative.

For many years the regions have produced regional economic development plans.  Mobilize Maine has helped develop a common template for each of those plans and is in the process of creating, for the first time in this state, a statewide plan that is grassroots driven, private sector led and celebrates the unique characteristics of each of the seven regions.  

Dana Connors, President, Maine State Chamber, says about the Mobilize Maine initiative:

“As President of the Maine State Chamber I have been involved in many, many economic development task forces and reports.  Mobilize Maine offers a real way forward, engaging the private sector, embracing regional differences and ultimately creating, for the first time, a statewide economic strategy that we all can support.”

Through the regional leadership of the EDDs, regional Mobilize Maine projects are supported by the energy and resources of the communities within each region, including:

  • Private businesses, business leaders, and business organizations;
  • Interested citizens and non-profit community organizations;
  • Municipal and county government officials;
  • Regional, state, and federal economic development organizations.

The success of the Mobilize Maine initiative depends on the support and involvement of citizens statewide.

To learn more about Mobilize Maine in your region or to get involved, please contact Mark Ouellette, the Executive Director of MM at (207) 272-5617 or the appropriate regional office listed below.

Greater Portland-Lakes
Contact: Caroline Paras
Greater Portland Council of Governments and Southern Maine Economic Development District
68 Marginal Way, 4th Floor, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-9891
Email: caroline.paras@gpcog.org
Web: gpcog.org

Greater Portland Council of Governments and Economic Development

Southern Maine
Contact: Paul Schumacher or Chuck Morgan
Southern Maine Planning and Development Commission
21 Bradeen Street, Suite 304, Springvale, Maine 04083
(207) 324-2952
Email: cmorgan@smpdc.org
Web: smrpc.org

Southern Maine Planning and Development

Eastern Maine
Contact: Jennifer Brooks
Director of Community & Economic Development
Eastern Maine Development Corporation
40 Harlow Street, Bangor, Maine 04401
(207) 942-6389
Email: jbrooks@emdc.org
Web: mobilizeeasternmaine.com

Mobilize Eastern Maine

Northern Maine
Contact: Mike Eisensmith
Northern Maine Development Corporation
11 West Presque Isle Road, PO Box 779,
Caribou, Maine 04736
(207) 498-8736
Email: rdorsey@appme.org or meisensmith@nmdc.org
Web: nmdc.org

Mobilize Northern Maine

Western Maine
Contact: Amy Landry
Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments
125 Manley Road, Auburn, Maine 04210
(207) 783-9186
Email: alandry@avcog.org
Web: avcog.org

Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments

Central Maine
Contact: Rosie Vanadestine
Kennebec Valley Council of Governments
17 Main Street, Fairfield, Maine 04937
(207) 453-4258
Email: rvanadestine@kvcog.org
Web: kvcog.org

Kennebec Valley Council of Governments

Midcoast Maine
Contact: Jeff Kobrock
Midcoast Economic Development District
165 Main Street, Suite 2D, Damariscotta, Maine 04543
(207) 370-6045
Email: jkobrock@mceddme.org
Web: mceddme.org

Micdoast Maine Economic Development