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Charles Lawton: Approach taken by Our Katahdin may show the way to prosperity

Portland Press HeraldBy CHARLES LAWTON - For at least a generation, economic development in the great North Woods of Maine had to be one of two things – either revitalization of forestry and logging and the industrial mill jobs they supported, or creation of parks and tourist attractions that would provide the economic base of the future. It couldn’t be both, proponents of each side argued.

Parks and tourists, industrial supporters argued, would bring government and regulations that would stifle the logging industry and bar hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and other traditionally easy access to and use of large tracts of forest land not owned by but available to local residents...

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Our Katahdin Town Hall Meeting - 3/30/2017

Update on the Millinocket Mill Site, Broadband, 230 Penobscot and more.  March 30th, 2017 at KRHEC in East Millinocket.


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.

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- Recent article in the Bangor Daily News


Our Katahdin Receives MDF Champion of Economic Development Award

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...


Our Katahdin to join new statewide startup business effort

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."

· Our Katahdin to join new statewide startup business effort

· Startup community gains influential partner in Maine Community Foundation


Our Katahdin featured in two recent articles by BDN's Patricia Callahan

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



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"