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 main areas of focus:
Community Development, Entrepreneur Development, Industry Development and Broadband

Learn more about our acquisitions of the former Great Northern Paper mill site and 230 Penobscot Ave. in downtown Millinocket.

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

Community Projects

Katahdin Community Stimulus
Katahdin Chamber of Commerce

Millinocket Marathon Katahdin Community Stimulus | For the past five Decembers a brave and mighty contingent of runners and supporters have descended upon the Katahdin region to race in the Millinocket Marathon and Half. The spirit of the race continues to be one of giving back and boosting local businesses and organizations in the region. This year, the Millinocket Marathon and Half is cancelled due to COVID-19 as large gatherings for race events are not safe. The spirit of the race lives on!

Mobilize Katahdin - COVID -19 Community Response | Mobilize Katahdin is a coalition of partners in the Katahdin Region dedicated to organizing mutual aid efforts and connecting people to accurate information and local resources. Modelled after other quick community responses within Maine, Mobilize Katahdin contributions will be used to support our Katahdin region community members impacted by COVID-19. This community support fund will be used to help neighbors whose households are facing economic crisis due to employers closing or needing to stay home from work to care for children while schools are closed.

Latest News

nautilus-announcement.jpgMillinocket, ME. 6/5/2021 - Nautilus Data Technologies (“Nautilus”), a sustainable data center technology company, has announced plans to locate a data center at the former mill site in Millinocket, Maine. Nautilus and site owner Our Katahdin have executed a 99-year lease which clears the way for engineering, permitting and development to begin in Millinocket, effective immediately. The first phase of the $300 million project is expected to be operating by late 2022.
 

EPA-LOGO.pngBOSTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing that three grantees in the state of Maine have been selected to receive $1.3 million to assess and clean up contaminated properties under the agency's Brownfields Program.

These funds will support under-served and economically disadvantaged communities around the state in assessing and cleaning up abandoned industrial and commercial properties. The Maine grant award announcements are among 151 communities across the nation to receive 154 grant awards totaling $66.5 million in Brownfields funding through its Multipurpose, Assessment, and Cleanup (MAC) Grants.

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bdn.pngMILLINOCKET – A volunteer development group in Millinocket is launching a second round of infrastructure upgrades at the town’s former paper mill site.

In total, Our Katahdin will spend $8.5 million on improvements to its roads, rail, water and sewer systems, as well as to its power grid and data capacity. It is partly funding the upgrades with a $5.36 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration that was awarded two years ago.

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Millinocket Mill Site Headlines


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
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