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.
Contact: Caroline Paras
Greater Portland Council of Governments and Southern Maine Economic Development District
68 Marginal Way, 4th Floor, Portland, ME 04101
Contact: Paul Schumacher or Chuck Morgan
Southern Maine Planning and Development Commission
21 Bradeen Street, Suite 304, Springvale, Maine 04083
Contact: Jennifer Brooks
Director of Community & Economic Development
Eastern Maine Development Corporation
40 Harlow Street, Bangor, Maine 04401
Contact: Mike Eisensmith
Northern Maine Development Corporation
11 West Presque Isle Road, PO Box 779,
Caribou, Maine 04736
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