The mission of GrowSmart Maine is to build lasting prosperity without sacrificing the quality of life that defines Maine.

People choose to live in Maine for many reasons: our iconic landscapes and architecture, our strong sense of local community and our gritty, independent spirit. GrowSmart Maine seeks to protect and foster these strengths because we believe they are the foundation for lasting prosperity. Our goals are community revitalization, conservation of farmland, forest and shoreland, and support for sustainable economic development that will benefit not just today’s Mainers but our children and grandchildren. As the ONLY statewide organization linking ALL these interrelated goals, GrowSmart Maine works with myriad other organizations and municipalities to convene discussion and take actions to revitalize our communities and economy while protecting our natural resources. Join us

GrowSmart's Office Relocated

We have moved to Gardiner! Our address is 149 Water Street, Gardiner, Maine 04345 and our phone is (207) 582-4330.

The new location of our office allows us more easy access to all of the parts of Maine where we do our work and is in a revitalized downtown. We have a private office as well as shared office amenities in the Gardiner CoLab, a project of Gardiner Maine Street.

June Forum: Developers’ Secrets to Small Projects: Tricks of the Trade to Rehab Main Street Real Estate

June 8th, 12:30p-4:30p, Lewiston Public Library

A panel discussion and walking tour of projects designed for anyone hoping to tackle challenging small-scale re-development projects in their community. Hear from municipal, economic development, developer, and financial experts how to best utilize tax credits, creatively finance your projects, attract interest, and get unused or underutilized commercial and residential buildings back in action.

Co-Hosted with Maine Downtown Center & Build Maine

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Did you know that businesses and organizations that join GrowSmart Maine at the $1000 level can receive the member benefit of a Business Profile on this site and sent out to our email list reaching thousands of potential customers? We’d love to highlight the good work you do!  See all the others who agree and learn more about the benefits that await you as a Business Member of GrowSmart Maine. Help keep Maine…Maine.

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Summit 16 was a great success!

We had a great time in Waterville at our 2016 Summit – Leaning Into Change: Maine-Grown Solutions. To see photos, presentations, program, press, or other information about the event, head over to the event page. We look forward to seeing you at our Smart Growth Forums throughout the year and again at our 2017 Summit!

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