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Startups, downtown activity are now central to the central Maine economy

Garvan Donegan, director of planning and economic development for the Central Maine Growth Council, says that a record $125 million-plus...

July 13, 2020

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Alfond Foundation backs efforts to develop Waterville tech, innovation startups

A grant awarded Bricks Coworking, Thomas College and Tortoise Labs aims to provide training in design, the development of software and...

July 13, 2020

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Construction on Arts Collaborative building in Waterville to begin this week

The $6.5 million project financed in part by Peter and Paula Lunder will break ground this week and is set to be completed in April 2021. A...

July 8, 2020

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PR: Bill and Joan Alfond Foundation Grant Funds Innovation-Based Opportunities in Waterville

WATERVILLE – The Bill and Joan Alfond Foundation has awarded grant funding to amplify the growth of Greater Waterville by...

July 7, 2020

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Waterville-based tech startups mark milestones in their development

Founded by Colby and Thomas college students, the businesses have their roots in the Greenlight Pitch competitions backed by both schools,...

June 28, 2020

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PR: Two Waterville-Based Startups Awarded MTI Software Development Grants

WATERVILLE – Maine Technology Institute (MTI) has awarded software development grants to two Waterville startups, Easy Eats and...

June 16, 2020

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PR: Grantees Announced for Downtown Waterville’s Façade and Building Improvement Grant Program

WATERVILLE, ME, 4/14/2020 – Central Maine Growth Council (CMGC) is proud to announce the successful grantees of its Façade and Building...

April 13, 2020

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Workshop for Waterville’s downtown facade grants now virtual

11 businesses on Main Street in Waterville were recipients of last year’s grant that garnered more than $290,000 worth of new...

March 19, 2020

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Waterville, Bangor gear up for second round of downtown facade grants

The former Emery block at 80 Main St. in Waterville, which now is home to Day’s Jewelry, was awarded a 2019 facade grant and restored...

February 27, 2020

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Colleges Invest So ‘What’s the Town Like?’ Gets an Upbeat Answer

A number of small schools like Colby, in Maine, are hoping to improve off-campus amenities by helping to revitalize downtowns. Miller...

February 25, 2020

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