October 23


Grow Smart MaineGrowSmart Maine is hosting a statewide summit on October 23rd to energize and promote sustainable prosperity for all Mainers. The theme of the Summit is that sustainable prosperity lies at the intersection of environment, economy and community.

The Summit also offers a wonderful opportunity to be a part of the transformative change in Maine that we’ve seen these gatherings produce. The Summit aims to highlight the benefit of being actively involved in growing Maine’s economy and protecting the reasons we choose to live here.

ReVision Energy will be there to talk about the major role that renewable energy will play in Maine’s economic future.

Summit Schedule:

7:30 – 8:30am   Registration

8:30 – 8:45am   Welcome

8:45 – 9:45am   Keynote Speaker, Bruce Katz of the Brookings Institution

9:45 – 10:15am   Charting Maine’s Future – Making Headway

10:30 – 11:45am  Morning Breakout Sessions

12:00 – 1:00pm  Lunch and Networking

1:00 – 1:30pm  Evan Richert – “Changes in Maine Since 2006”

1:30 – 2:15pm  “Navigating the Intersection – Maine Successes”  Panel discussion with Auburn Mayor Jonathan LaBonte, Bangor Mayor Cary Weston, Eastport City Manager Jon Southern and Portland Economic Development Director Greg Mitchell

2:30 – 3:45pm  Afternoon Breakout Sessions

4:00 – 4:30pm  Films – “Charting Maine’s Future – Why the Collective Impact of Our Work Matters to Maine”

4:30 – 5:00pm  Reception