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Colby College, Other Maine Locals Help Revive Hard-Hit Former Mill Town

Not long ago, Waterville, Me., was a city of empty storefronts, with its streets in disrepair. Now, some 25 new…

Maine college invests in once-struggling mill town, hoping rising tide will lift both

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College president David Greene stood on a dusty street corner in this central Maine city, looking…

Next: Economic development expert Garvan Donegan is building growth in central Maine

Garvan Donegan has a background in public policy, investment funds and foreign trade zones, but in recent years he has…

What’s behind Waterville’s emergence as Maine’s latest startup hub?

Waterville is a small city (pop. ≈16,000) nestled on the shore of the Kennebec River in central Maine. Like many…

Dirigo Labs Hires Susan Ruhlin as Accelerator Managing Director

Waterville, ME 8/19/21 – Central Maine Growth Council (CMGC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Ruhlin as the Accelerator…

Survey for entrepreneurs will help develop Dirigo Labs innovation hub

The Central Maine Growth Council is offering a survey for entrepreneurs and startups that will help evaluate activity, needs and goals of the sector across…

Central Maine Growth Council Awarded $25,000 from The U.S. Small Business Administration and National Science and Technology Council’s New Lab-to-Market Prize Competition

WATERVILLE, ME 2/17/2021 – Central Maine Growth Council (CMGC) has been selected by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in partnership with the…

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