Maine Voices: GrowSmart summit will be mindful of state’s ‘quality of place’

Daniel Hildreth, Portland Press Herald, Oct 19, 2012

On Tuesday, GrowSmart Maine will convene a statewide summit at the Augusta Civic Center. GrowSmart's past summits have been attended by hundreds of engaged citizens from a broad spectrum of government entities, businesses, and nonprofits from around the state.

This year, the summit follows GrowSmart's recent release of Charting Maine's Future: Making Headway. It's a progress report on recommendations from the original Charting Maine's Future, commissioned by GrowSmart and conducted by the Brookings Institution (the "Brookings report"). Research for the Brookings report was overseen by Bruce Katz, vice president and director of Brookings' Metropolitan Policy Program. Bruce has written a foreword to the update and will be giving the morning keynote address at the summit.  read more…

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