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

Flag to watch over new Medway Athletic Fields | It’s been a labor love 10 years in the making. George McLaughlin remembers watching his grandaughter playing a soccer game on a field that was practically under water. That sparked a journey to create fantastic athletic fields for Medway Middle School sports teams and host tournaments.

With support from the school board, the town, and the community, the Medway fields project has invested almost $1 million dollars to create beautiful new fields for baseball, softball and soccer that young athletes will play on for generations. The fields are fenced in, and even have a moveable fence to host softball and baseball games. The project started from the ground up and included excavation, setting drainage pipes and a filter pond. Extra loam was added to the fields to get them into perfect shape. The grass is in. The scoreboard is up. The parking lot is ready for spectators.

The fields need a flagpole and a flag to fly over the scoreboard.

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
Peavy Realty "Your Professional Realtor Creating Results That Will Move You"