Our Katahdin published Our Katahdin and IRS agree to settlement terms on federal tax lien in News 2019-07-03 12:37:41 -0400
Millinocket, ME - Our Katahdin, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, has reached a $450,000 settlement amount with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that will allow for full discharge of the $1.5 million federal lien on the 1,400-acre former Great Northern Paper mill site in Millinocket. This federal lien is a legacy debt that came with the property and has been a primary impediment to redeveloping the mill site.
Our Katahdin published Our Katahdin to engage co-working expertise to support entrepreneurs, remote workers, and small businesses in downtown Millinocket in News 2018-12-19 11:52:03 -0500
Our Katahdin to engage co-working expertise to support entrepreneurs, remote workers, and small businesses in downtown Millinocket
Development of a downtown hub to support entrepreneurs, remote workers, and small businesses in downtown Millinocket is underway. Our Katahdin is pleased to announce that Liz Trice, the founder and owner of the co-working space PelotonLabs in Portland, ME has been awarded a contract to work with the Our Katahdin team to design a business plan and operations manual for a co-working space at 230 Penobscot Avenue in Millinocket, ME.
Our Katahdin firmly believes that supporting and growing small businesses in rural communities will lead to sustainable economic growth and more vibrant downtowns.Read more
Our Katahdin published One Katahdin Industrial Park - 1 Year Anniversary Update in News 2018-02-03 15:19:08 -0500
Our Katahdin President Sean DeWitt with an update on the latest developments at the One Katahdin industrial park.
Update on the Millinocket Mill Site, Broadband, 230 Penobscot and more. March 30th, 2017 at KRHEC in East Millinocket.
Our Katahdin published Charles Lawton: Approach taken by Our Katahdin may show the way to prosperity in News 2018-01-28 13:46:29 -0500
By 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...
Our Katahdin published Our Katahdin Acquires the Millinocket Mill Site in News 2017-01-18 10:18:11 -0500
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.
We 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!
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 responded to Movies in the Park -- *** IN PROCESS!! *** with submitted 2016-06-27 18:18:47 -0400
For the summer months, a blow up Movie projection system could be purchased for the park at the end of Main Street in Millinocket. Movies could be free (or of minimal cost) and people could bring their own blankets or lawn chairs to sit on. I think the downward slope of the park would make it a perfect viewing area. The last time we drove through Medway, East Millinocket and Millinocket, we noticed a lot of food trucks. Movies in the park could be a way to generate business for the food trucks and downtown area restaurants.Official response from Our Katahdin submitted
Thank you Billie Jo! We were happy to find out that the Katahdin Area Chamber of Commerce has supported the equipment for a "Black Fly Theater" (we love the name!). They make the equipment available to all members. The primary issue has been licensing of films, but we have identified an umbrella license that will allow for the viewing of movies from a large catalog of titles. In addition, some equipment needs upgrading and backup equipment is needed. We are moving forward on this great idea. Thank you for suggesting this... and thanks to the Katahdin Area Chamber of Commerce for stepping forward as the local leaders!