April 05, 2020

Greenville establishes economic growth goals

GREENVILLE — The Greenville Economic Development Committee on Thursday adopted an aggressive work plan for the year.

The committee, which consists of residents, town officials, Chamber representatives and business leaders, meets monthly to devote its energies to improving the community.

Among the projects adopted include the continuation of the downtown improvement project. The town received a $400,000 grant last year to make improvements in and around Thoreau Park. The project is currently in the design phase.

The group will continue its participation in the Piscataquis County Economic Development program. While it is a countywide effort, it is the result of a combining of efforts between the Southern Piscataquis County Chamber of Commerce and Greenville’s economic development programs, according to Greenville Town Manager David Cota. He said Thursday that a marketing plan will be completed during the first nine months of 1998 and in general, the program will be developed. A staff will be hired soon after, he said.

The committee also will work with the Natural Resources Education Center Committee to help ensure that it receives funding for the construction of a visitor and education center. The Moosehead Lake Region Chamber of Commerce and the NREC are working closely with the hope that the Chamber eventually may be housed in the building, according to Cota.

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