The Revitalization of Central Maine Recompete Plan

*2023 Recompete Finalist and Strategy Development Grant Recipient

Application Title: The Revitalization of Central Maine Recompete Plan

Lead Applicant: Main Street Skowhegan

State(s) Served: Maine

Applicant-Defined Region: The Skowhegan/Waterville Route 201 corridor in central Maine that includes the towns of Skowhegan, Fairfield, and Waterville

Contact: Kristina May Cannon ([email protected])

The Revitalization of Central Maine Recompete Plan, led by Main Street Skowhegan, requests approximately $50 million to connect residents to good jobs and revitalize the downtown economy. Residents in the area face challenges with skills gaps, transportation, and workforce re-entry that limit access to regional employment opportunities. The coalition’s proposed investments address this through projects that include creating a community kitchen and small business incubator, workforce training and support programs developed with employers focused on manufacturing, agriculture, and food services, and bolstering downtown districts. The Main Street organization builds on community development by engaging a network of employers and local partners to revitalize the area.

Recompete Plan Narrative (PDF)

View Press Release