Small Business Forum

Are you a well-established business looking to the future, or just recently opened your doors -- learning about financing opportunities and key resources, and making connections with other regional businesses will give small business owners practical tools and a “support team.” 

It takes time to stay up on the latest tax issues, state incentive programs, lending opportunities, and business planning support. Come by June 21, and take away information that will help your business, whether you’re long-established or just getting going! 

There will be plenty of time following the presentations for one-on-one conversations and networking. There is no cost to attend. Please RSVP by emailing Mary Ellen Barnes at [email protected] or calling 882-5984.

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AquaVentus Maine

In April 2016, New England Aqua Ventus I (the Project) entered a national competition with other offshore wind projects for the opportunity to receive $40 million in U.S. Department of Energy funding.

The Project partners include Emera Inc., Cianbro Corporation, the University of Maine and UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center, and DCNS. Initially assembled by UMaine, this global consortium has formed a collaborative leadership team to develop, construct and operate this offshore wind project. It is expected that more than 25 other organizations will contribute to Project success.

The site for this project has been chosen just off the coast of Monhegan Island. Two turbines will be placed there for several years. 

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Recreational 2016 Trails Program Grant

The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy For Users (SAFETEA-LU), the successor to the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA), transfers a percentage of gasoline taxes paid on non-highway recreational use in off-highway vehicles from the Highway Trust Fund into the Recreational Trails Program for trail development, improvement and maintenance.

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Planning Board Workshops Presented by MCOG

The Mid Coast Council of Governments will present two Planning Board Procedures Workshops and one Subdivision Workshop. Planning Board Members, Code Enforcement Officers, and other Municipal Officials are invited to attend these free workshops.  

The locations of these workshops will be in Topsham, Bath, and Woolwich. Cick read more for full info, dates, and times. 

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Speed Management in Rural Communities Webinar

Many rural communities have developed around highways or major county roads. As a result, the main street through these communities is often part of a high-speed rural highway. Highways and county roads are characterized by high speeds outside the city limits; they then transition into a reduced-speed section through the rural community. Consequently, drivers passing through the community often enter at high speeds and maintain those speeds as they travel through the community. 

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Important MDOT Projects in Wiscasset & Boothbay

In Boothbay, the Route 27 traffic pattern plan presentation has been recorded by MDOT traffic consultant Mark Lenters with GHD, Inc., for public distribution - you can watch here. Boothbay's selectboard meeting concerning this project can be viewed here

In Wiscasset, MDOT officials will share a number of different proposals under consideration for improving traffic flow through downtown Wiscasset. That flyer is here

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How environmental assessments lead to job creation

Brownfields -- what does this mean? Are you looking to purchase and re-development property in Lincoln County for commercial or industrial uses?

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CDBG Program Statement 2016

The State of Maine Community Block Development Grant 2016 Porgram statement is available! The Program Statement describes the method by which 2016 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program funds will be distributed. The 2016 CDBG program was developed by the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) following a review of past programs, a forum with program constituents, 3 state-wide public forums and a comprehensive assessment of statewide community and economic development needs

 

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Promoting local businesses

Shop local, build your market and partners by joining our Lincoln County online business directory.

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Upcoming Deadlines

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Events

06.21Small Biz Forum
07.30Beginning Farmer Workshop July 30, 2016

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