Thomas College: Leaning into change for Maine’s students

This article is a part of our Leaning Into Change series. Topics are meant to inspire conversation leading up to our 2016 Summit in Waterville. Registration is now open. Follow along with #GrowSmartME. If you graduated or attended college, think about how different curriculum has changed since you left. The technology even changes as quickly…

2016 Legislative Wrap-up

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As the Second Regular Session of the 126th Legislature has come to a close, we share an update of noteworthy legislation, a mix of carry-over bills from the 2015 session as well as new bills submitted for this short session.  Some bills moved through the session quietly, while others drew quite a bit of worthy…

Wilton and Rumford to Participate in Making Headway In Your Community, a project of GrowSmart Maine and Maine Downtown Center.

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Movie Night and Community Conversation being held in each community. Wilton, Rumford – The communities of Wilton and Rumford have been chosen to participate in Making Headway In Your Community, a joint community development program of GrowSmart Maine and the Maine Downtown Center at the Maine Development Foundation. These communities were selected for their demonstrated…

Save The Date!! April 28 in Portland– 21st Century Transportation: Shared and Driverless Vehicles, E-Bikes and their Implications for a Smart Growth Economy in Maine

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The future of transportation is not as far away as you think…and it may look a lot different than you’re expecting. Join us from 8 to 10 am on April 28 for a GrowSmart Maine breakfast forum on how technology and the sharing economy is changing transportation both urban and rural. Non-profit Car Sharing is…

Advocacy Alert – Contact your Legislators Now to Support the Solar Bill: LD 1649

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Please contact your Legislator now and ask them to support LD 1649: An Act To Modernize Maine’s Solar Power Policy and Encourage Economic Development. This bill, currently being worked in the Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee, is the result of a 6-month stakeholder process incorporating a diverse group of stakeholders including solar installers, environmental groups,…

GrowSmart Maine Testifies in Favor of LD 1649, “An Act to Modernize Maine’s Solar Power Policy and Encourage Economic Development”

Testimony of Nancy Smith, Executive Director of GrowSmart Maine in support of LD 1649 “An Act to Modernize Maine’s Solar Power Policy and Encourage Economic Development” March 16, 2015 Senator Woodsome, Representative Dion and members of the Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology, my name is Nancy Smith and I am the Executive…

Winding Down or Gearing up?

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Both could be said for the State Legislature right now. Committees are finishing up their work last week and this, so most bills will move to the floors of both chambers for debate and then on to the Appropriations table or the Governor’s desk, if they aren’t left for dead. Oh, the imagery of Augusta! …

Your Business Here!

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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 posted on our homepage and sent out to our email list reaching thousands of potential customers? We’d love to highlight the good work you do! If you are a $1000 Investor…