Leadership Circle and Business Member Benefits


The value of being a business member of GrowSmart Maine

•    Belong to a community of people committed to improving Maine’s economy and protecting assets for future generations.
•    Enhance your reputation by aligning with Maine’s only statewide smart growth organization.
•    Connect with current and prospective clients at networking events.
•    Demonstrate your commitment to protecting Maine’s unique brand.
•    Contribute to promoting a prosperous future for all Mainers.
•    Advocate for smart growth interests in Augusta and Washington DC.

The benefits of being a business member of GrowSmart Maine

 Leadership Circle Membership Benefits
$10,000+ $5,000+ $1,000+ $500+ $150+
        GrowSmart Maine Presentation to your staff
        Corporate presentation to GrowSmart Maine Board
        Legislative Consultation with Executive Director
      Personal meeting with Board Chair & Executive Director
      Early bird sponsorship invitations
Logo on the GrowSmart Maine website
GrowSmart Maine L.L. Bean Fleece
5 3 1 Free Registration at the Summit
Business profile in Monthly Newsletter “GroundWork”
Recognition in annual report
GrowSmart Maine Notebook
Discount Registrations to our Events
10 5 3 2 1 GrowSmart Maine Individual memberships
Name and Link on GrowSmart Maine website
Invitation to member-only Forums & Tours
Vote at Annual Meeting
Legislative updates
GrowSmart Maine Monthly Newsletter ‘GroundWork”
GrowSmart Maine decal


Maine is home to some of the most beautiful places in the world. The contrast between the richness of our environment and the fragility of our economy creates real risks to Maine’s unique quality places and its future. GrowSmart Maine’s role is to raise awareness and support of smart growth principles as tools to address these risks and to connect Mainers with the resources they need to manage growth and change in their communities.

GrowSmart Maine’s work is grounded within the connections between conservation of natural resources, community revitalization and economic development. That is, by definition, smart growth. Core principles such as strategic land conservation, sustainable economic development, efficient transportation systems, climate change mitigation and adaptation and even opportunities for optimal personal health are all achievable with smart growth principles, policies and projects.

We work to revitalize historic neighborhoods and vibrant communities well-suited for residents of all ages, to foster entrepreneurs and creative thinkers, and to provide a safe and inclusive place to raise children. We advocate for a balance of business regulations in tandem with environmental regulations, allowing Maine’s economy to grow and prosper while conserving and enriching our beautiful and productive natural spaces. We support the continuation of traditional livelihoods like fishing, farming and forestry; keeping Maine families working their heritage and making it possible for their children to do the same. We provide leadership by convening a broad range of voices in meaningful conversations on how to arrive at common sense solutions as united Mainers.

Our work is supported by a wide range of individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations and charitable organizations. With your help we will:

•    Promote sustainable economic development.
•    Encourage development that reflects Maine’s unique qualities.
•    Advocate for sensible legislation and regulations.
•    Establish partnerships to shape Maine’s future.

Thank you for supporting GrowSmart Maine through your membership!