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2018 GrowSmart Maine Summit ‘The Power of Localism’

October 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

Thursday October 11, 8:30a-5p
Cross Insurance Center, Bangor
The Power Of Localism: Tapping Into a Maine Tradition
2018 GrowSmart Maine Summit & Annual Meeting

Maine’s premier smart growth conference offers inspiration, resources and networking opportunities and this year we’ve created a program coupling national leaders with Maine successes, gubernatorial candidates and Maine’s first Smart Growth Awards. Plenary and breakout sessions addressing Maine’s rural economy are followed by Bangor Experience tours and workshops throughout our host city. Light breakfast, lunch and reception food & drink included.


Featured Presenters:
– Bruce Katz, co-author of ‘The New Localism‘
– Jase Wilson, CEO & Founder, Neighborly

Break Out Sessions:
1. Reinventing Rural Maine: Katahdin’s Local Sparks Ignite
2. First & Main: How to Leverage Your Local Story to Unlock Federal Funding
3. Staying Warm: Community-Based Solutions for Statewide Energy Efficiency Challenges

Lunch in the Ballroom

Bangor Experience Sessions:
1. Bangor’s Waterfront: Public Private Economic Development Success Story 30 Years in the Making
2. Downtown Bangor: Momentum and Growth through the Creative Economy
3. Using Your Assets: Bangor International Airport as a Hub of Industry, Trade & Transportation Logistics
4. Economic Development 2.0: Sparking the Innovation & Entrepreneurial Economy + R&D
5. Career & Technical Education: Customized Training for Maine’s Next Economy

Maine Smart Growth Awards Presentation

Gubernatorial Candidate Q&A

Reception in the Atrium

2018 Summit Generously Supported By:
Bangor Savings Bank
The Nature Conservancy in Maine
Coastal Enterprises Inc.
Maine Magazine
Elmina B Sewall Foundation
PDT Architects
Downtown Redevelopment Services
City of Bangor, Maine – City Hall
Acorn Engineering
Anew Development
First National Bank
Morris Communications
Northern Insurance Group
ReVision Energy
Unity Foundation
Wright-Ryan Construction



October 11
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


GrowSmart Maine


Cross Insurance Center
515 Main St.
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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207.561.8300 or 800.745.3000