Public Meetings in August and September for Arts and Culture Plan

Public Meetings in August and September for Arts and Culture Plan Greater Franklin Development Council (GFDC) and Arts Farmington are gathering information on creative resources in Southern Franklin County and its surrounding towns in order to develop an Arts, Cultural, and Heritage Plan. With help from Reinholt Consulting, GFDC and Arts Farmington are committed to creating […]

Newsletter – June 26, 2019

Newsletter – June 26, 2019 Our current initiatives are: Finalizing our updated Strategic Plan to allow us to fully understand need and outcomes while considering our capacity as two staff members and a volunteer board of directors. Our Vision Statement: GFDC’s vision is to enhance the quality of life in Western Maine by fostering a vibrant economy […]

One Last Push for Cultural Planning Surveys!

One Last Push for Cultural Planning Surveys! Greater Franklin Development Council (GFDC) and Arts Farmington are gathering information on creative resources in southern Franklin County and its surrounding towns, in order to develop an Arts, Cultural, and Heritage Plan. With help from Reinholt Consulting, GFDC and Arts Farmington are committed to creating a community designed plan […]

2019 Round of TIF Applications is Open

2019 Round of TIF Applications is Open Public Notice Franklin County Unorganized Territory Enterprise and Tax Increment Financing District Ninth Round of Applications is Open!   Organizations with projects that are located in the Unorganized Townships are encouraged to apply for funding. Letters of Intent are due by April 26, 2019. Applications are due by […]

Newsletter – March 11, 2019

Newsletter – March 11, 2019 Our current initiatives are: Developing an updated Strategic Plan to allow us to fully understand need and outcomes while considering our capacity. Our new Vision Statement: GFDC’s vision is to enhance the quality of life in Western Maine by fostering a vibrant economy where opportunities abound. Our new Mission Statement: GFDC’s […]

Cultural Planning Survey Invitation

Cultural Planning Survey Invitation Greater Franklin Development Council and Arts Farmington are gathering information about the creative and cultural resources in southern Franklin County and its surrounding towns. We’ll use the information to craft a cultural plan that will better connect our community to arts, cultural, and historical assets. Whether you live, work, or just […]

Newsletter – October 29, 2018

Newsletter – October 29, 2018 For the past twelve months we have been focused on a deliberate outreach effort to hear from business leaders, citizens and elected officials at all levels. These conversations have informed our work. There is universal understanding that a healthy economy follows in communities that have addressed “quality of place”. Our current initiatives […]

Forest Opportunity Roadmap of Maine

The Forest Opportunity Roadmap (FOR/Maine) was released yesterday, discussing a vision and roadmap for Maine’s forest products sector from now to 2025. The report states that “technology, globalization, and shifting consumer demands are bringing change and new opportunities to Maine’s traditional forest economy. While some markets have declined, the forest products sector remains a critical […]

Franklin County Cultural Plan

Greater Franklin Development Council and Arts Farmington are initiating an effort to develop a cultural plan that aims to engage multiple sectors of the community, including local government, businesses, nonprofits and individuals. The planning process will identify the Southern Franklin County region’s cultural assets, such as arts facilities, historic venues, arts and cultural organizations, artists, […]

CMP Holds Informational Meeting on the New England Clean Energy Project in Farmington

On Monday, July 16th, about 100 people gathered at Mt. Blue High School at a meeting to ask questions of Central Maine Power’s proposed Quebec-to-Massachusetts power line project. The meeting was organized by Sen. Tom Saviello and Wilton Town Manager Rhonda Irish. A full article on the meeting can be read on the Sun Journal here. […]