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PR: Central Maine Growth Council Hires Gabe Gauvin as Economic Development Specialist

May 16, 2022

New Position Highlights Economic Development Investment for the City of Waterville and Growth Council 

WATERVILLE, ME 5/16/2022 – The Central Maine Growth Council (CMGC), a public-private collaborative regional economic development partnership, is pleased to announce the appointment of Gabe Gauvin as Economic Development Specialist. Gabe joined CMGC in April and is responsible for supporting, planning, and advancing strategic economic development initiatives for CMGC and the City of Waterville. 

Gabe’s work directly supports the expansion of the central Maine job market through strategic partnerships with developers and businesses, attracting and retaining skilled professionals, entrepreneurs, and startups to greater Waterville. These initiatives will support growth of the regional tax base while facilitating the implementation of both public and private investment.

“After working alongside municipalities all over the State, I am excited to finally focus my attention on the Waterville area and bolster the record investment we’ve seen in the community,” said Gauvin. “It’s an exciting time for growth in central Maine, and there is an abundance of development potential here. I am eager to get to work and capitalize on that potential with the Growth Council and the City.”

Gabe brings previous experience from his work as an Environmental and Community Planner at the Kennebec Valley Council of Governments, where he served over 60 Maine communities by providing technical assistance on environmental management, development programs, and grant programs. His work mitigating negative environmental impact through Brownfields revitalization projects in and around central Maine demonstrates a familiarity with the community and culture in Waterville.

“Waterville is a growing, innovative, and creative city with a thriving future, and we are excited to attract a candidate of Gabe’s caliber to the City and Growth Council teams,” states Central Maine Growth Council Director of Planning, Innovation, and Economic Development Garvan Donegan. “He has a great skill set and work-related experience with various levels of economic development ranging from rural to suburban, local to state, which will all support bolstering the city’s economic development activities, including business outreach, retention, expansion, and recruitment priorities.”

Gabe holds a dual bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine at Farmington in Outdoor Recreation & Business Administration as well as a Minor in Geography. His academic background focused on sustainable development and the intersection of tourism, recreation, and environmental impacts in New England.

About CMGC:

Central Maine Growth Council (CMGC), located in Waterville, Maine, is a public-private collaborative regional economic development partnership funded by municipalities and businesses who share a common vision of economic prosperity for our region. CMGC is committed to fostering a robust regional economy. Our belief is that the standard of living and quality of life of our citizens is best served by a vibrant, healthy economy. This is accomplished with a strong successful business community. To find out more about how CMGC can help your business succeed, give us a call at (207) 680-7300.

Last modified: May 16, 2022

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