Welcome to Our Katahdin

Our Katahdin is a volunteer driven nonprofit organization working to promote community and economic development in the Katahdin region. The core of Our Katahdin is a website for people who love the Katahdin region and believe in its future. Our Katahdin is a connector -- pulling together ideas, people and money to move our community forward. 

We welcome you to learn more about our three main areas of focus:
Community Development, Entrepreneur Development and Industry Development.

Get involved!  Check out our Community ProjectsSubmit Ideas of your own, and Spread the Word to your social networks.

Our Katahdin Investments

Our Katahdin Investments is a volunteer driven nonprofit organization promoting impact investment in the Katahdin region. Our goal is to generate financial returns and community impact through investments in the bio-based, digital and tourism economies.

To date, Our Katahdin has been crowdsourcing donations. Many of you have donated to our community projects. This is awesome! Now, we are getting ready to provide you with an opportunity to invest in the local region as well.

Why are we doing this? We believe the Katahdin region is ready for community and economic development. Community development requires donations. Lots of them. Economic development requires investment.

We don’t want our future to be owned solely by other people. We want each of us, the people of the Katahdin region, to be able to own part of our future. Welcome to the vision of “Our Katahdin Investments”!

INVEST TODAY

"INVESTING IN MAIN STREET"

Community Projects

"I" Love Maine Sign | I love Maine! This project will install a large-scale interactive sign with a photo of Katahdin in downtown East Millinocket. It will give locals and visitors to the Katahdin Region a beautiful and riveting reason to stop and take photos that they can share with friends and family on social media.

The sign will be approximately 6 feet tall, with a photograph of Katahdin and large letters spelling out Katahdin MA_NE. The “I” is missing purposefully, so that a person can step into the photo and complete the “I Love Maine” phrase. Photo Op!

This sign and interactive photo experience is meant to draw people to downtown East Millinocket and capture a moment that can be shared and help draw more people to the region.

Recent News

Our Katahdin Acquires Millinocket Mill Site

Mill Site

Millinocket, Maine.  January 12, 2017 – Our Katahdin, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in the Katahdin region, has acquired the former Great Northern Paper assets in Millinocket, including all property, designations, and liabilities held by GNP West, GNP Holdings II, and the New England Center for Business Development. Transfer of stewardship of the properties was finalized on January 11, 2017.

- Read the full press release

- FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

- Recent article in the Bangor Daily News

Maine Development FoundationWe are excited and humbled to receive the Maine Development Foundation's "Champion of Economic Development" award for 2016.  Thank you to all of the donors and volunteers who are helping move the region forward! 

Join the Northern Timber Cruisers ATV Club

Northern Timber CruisersSign up today to join the Northern Timber Cruisers ATV Club!

Letter from club President John Raymond:

Hello ATV Users; I am sending you this letter to ask for your support in our new trail effort. It was just 5 years ago that the NTC was able to get open KRMUT the first Multi-Use ATV trail with the trail starting at the NTC clubhouse and continues for 16 miles to West Sebeois and points further west. It took over 5 years of work to complete this trail read more...

Maine Accelerates GrowthOur Katahdin is proud to announce our partnership with a new collaborative in the Maine entrepreneurship community, Maine Accelerates Growth.

The Maine Accelerates Growth initiative "accelerates the growth of companies, communities, and talent by funding, creating, and leveraging high impact entrepreneurship and innovation programs and events through a collaborative and complementary network of organizations and individuals propelling prosperity across Maine."

Read more about MxG, its Statewide Coordinator, Jess Knox, and its partners:

· Our Katahdin to join new statewide startup business effort

· Startup community gains influential partner in Maine Community Foundation

BDN BlogsWe believe in the future of the Katahdin region. It won't happen overnight, but as we continue to find new ways to work together, it will happen. Read more about our thoughts for the future of the region, and share your own views and ideas with us: 

· I wanted to know how the Katahdin region could grow, so I asked these 3 key people

· The Katahdin region already has a dream team. It just needs to grow

Our Katahdin was named the Editors’ Choice for Best “By-the-Bootstraps Community Reinvention” in Down East magazine's annual poll of reader and editor favorites, featured in the July 2015 issue. The editors went through a rigorous selection process and Our Katahdin was chosen as top in its category.

The annual “Best of Maine” readers’ awards provide Down East readers and editors the opportunity to recognize their favorite Maine people, places and things around the state.

Read the full press release...

The Maine Community Foundation has awarded a grant of $10,000 to support Our Katahdin in the launch of a leadership incubator for the Katahdin Region.The incubator will be implemented in collaboration with the Katahdin Region Higher Education Center, a higher education facility that has served the region since 1987.

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Matching Gifts

Thanks Hampden Electrical, another outstanding supporter of the Katahdin Region, for matching $1000 in donations to Our Katahdin projects.

Hampden Electrical

337 Perry Rd. Suite #1
Bangor, ME 04401

IDEXX, with its continued dedication to the health of Maine communities, has generously matched $1500 in donations to
Revitalize Hillcrest Park IDEXX Laboratories

Thank you Lisa Caruso and Jay Peavey for generously matching $500 in donations to the
Katahdin Area Communal Gardens
Peavy Realty "Your Professional Realtor Creating Results That Will Move You"