Located halfway between Maine’s two largest metropolitan areas, Portland and Lewiston/Auburn, the Gray New Gloucester region has tremendous economic growth potential. The area also boasts its location as the gateway to many of Maine’s most popular tourism destinations.
In a proactive effort to see the region maximize its economic potential, a group of local businessmen and women have founded the Gray-New Gloucester Development Corporation.
The GNGDC is a Board driven entity with the expectation of a minimum financial contribution from its directors. The GNGDC provides a conduit between the municipalities, the school district, local businesses and landowners, and potential developers to facilitate additional economic development for the region.
Although the GNGDC will work through fund-raising and grant writing to employ a full time executive director in the long term, its immediate plans include the development of a marketing information portfolio for the Gray and New Gloucester region.
Currently the Directors are meeting with stakeholders in the community to develop a mutually beneficial action plan for the appropriate growth and economic development for the region.