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


2018 Smart Growth Awards - Nominations Now Open!

Nominate a project, policy, plan or person who demonstrates the benefits of smart growth here in Maine.

These awards are designed to recognize the diverse activities that contribute to smart growth, and also serve as real life illustrations of the benefits it can bring.

Deadline: July 25 2018

Winners will be announced and celebrated at GrowSmart Maine’s Annual Summit, October 11th in Bangor.

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2018 Summit, October 11th in Bangor - The Power of Localism: Tapping into a Maine Tradition

Save the Date for Maine’s premier conference on smart growth: Thursday October 11th, Cross Center, Bangor.

Featuring Bruce Katz author of the book The New Localism.

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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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We want to share the latest information and all the best stories with YOU! When interesting and relevant things are happening, we add them to our News page. Visit it often as it is always being updated with new and important news for professionals, citizens, and Maine communities.

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