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April 25 LCRPC Annual Meeting

Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission holds its 2017 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, April 25 from 5 to 7 pm, at the 1812 Farm in Bristol. In addition to a brief annual meeting, the LCRPC is pleased to present as guest speaker Dr. Habib Dagher of the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center.

Dr. Dagher, P.E. is the founding Executive Director of UMaine’s Composites Center, and leads the Department of Energy’s (DOE) New England Aqua Ventus I Offshore Wind Advanced Technology Demonstration Project. The Center, a world leader in bringing advanced materials into construction, was established by the National Science Foundation in 1996. It has grown under Dr. Dagher’s leadership from 4 to 180 employees, is now housed in a 100,000 ft2 laboratory, and has won over 40 national and international innovation and excellence awards.

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May 9 Start-Up Business Workshop for Small Business Growth

What does it take to plan, start and run a successful small business? Bill Card, Economic Development Specialist for the U.S. Small Business Administration, and David Hill, Maine Small Business Development Center Director and Certified Business Advisor, will present a free workshop, Tuesday, May 9 at 8 am at the Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission office, 297 Bath Road, Wiscasset.  Learn about putting together a business plan, evaluating market opportunities, assessing risk, and other keys to successful business start up and management. This is an interactive session, with plenty of time for discussion and questions/answers.

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MTI Announces First Round of Alliance for Maine’s Marine Economy Capital Grants Program

The Maine Technology Institute (MTI), in partnership with the Alliance for Maine’s Marine Economy, has released today (4/19) a new request for proposals (RFP) for a first round of awards from the Marine Economy Capital Grants Program (MECG) to support growth in Maine’s traditional fisheries, aquaculture and seafood-related companies and institutions. Businesses, private, public and non-profit entities are invited to apply. Go HERE or 

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RFP for Boothbay Area Economic Development

On behalf of the Joint Economic Development Committee (JEDC) representing the towns of Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Southport and Edgecomb, the TOWN OF BOOTHBAY, Maine is releasing a Request for Proposals soliciting the services of a qualified consultant, consultant team or firm with experience and expertise in municipal planning to help guide the development of a master plan that aligns, leverages and prioritize public and private initiatives to promote regional and local economic development across the Boothbay peninsula.

 

 

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MaineDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Funding Available

MaineDOT is currently accepting applications for bicycle and pedestrian projects with a target construction date of 2020.

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Evaluating EPA PETROLEUM SITES

The LCRPC is prioritizing environmental assessments of petroleum sites over the next several months under our EPA Brownfields Assessment Program. These sites are usually well-known in your towns: former gas stations, auto dealers, auto repair shops, junkyards, parking lots, parks, apartment buildings, and properties adjacent or nearby gas stations.

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New Data Now Available!

Anyone interested in data? The LCRPC has updated our data section with spreadsheets/charts/tables concerning demographics, economics, education, workforce and other topics! 

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2017 CDBG FUNDING

Do you own a business that's looking to grow? Is your community looking to support micro-enterprises? Or improve infrastructure and facades in your downtown? Community Development Block Grant Funds support business growth and job creation. In 2017, key funding (with match required and job creation goals) is available for gap financing to assist specific businesses to create or retain jobs for low-to-moderate income people. 

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Commercial Properties For Sale in Lincoln County

The RPC is working to inventory and map the commercial properties currently for sale in Lincoln County as a way to gather information concerning available parcels. This inventory is part of our drive to promote economic development in Lincoln County, with all information gathered from the Maine Real Estate Listings website.

Work is ongoing to complete listings for all the towns in Lincoln County, having completed Damariscotta, Wiscasset, Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, and Waldoboro. To view the inventory for those towns, please click on the following links: Boothbay & Boothbay HarborDamariscottaWiscasset, & Waldoboro

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Local Resources Available For Career & Small Business Planning

New Ventures Maine's Midcoast Region is pleased to partner with Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission to offer appointments on-site at the LCRPC's Wiscasset office, centrally located on Route 1  across from Big Al's. 

For individual assistance with your career or money goals, contact Erica Quin-Easter. For business assistance, contact Jenn Dobransky

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Upcoming Deadlines

04.28Coastal grants available for municipal and regional projects
05.10RFP for Boothbay Area Economic Development
09.15Marine Capital Grants
09.29Recreational Trails Program
11.17Land and Water Conservation Fund

Events

04.12Lift360 Housing For All
04.20Rec Trail Grant Workshop
04.25LCRPC Annual Meeting
05.03Midcoast Tourism Summit
05.09Small Biz Start-Up Workshop

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