FARMINGTON – At the 9th Annual Downtown Conference, the Maine Downtown Center has selected Farmington as one of the seven communities to participate in the new Maine Downtown Network program. The program works to strengthen towns’ revitalization efforts and to provide communities with access to training by state and national downtown development experts.
The participation in the program lasts for two years, and requires active participation by private and public sectors of the communities. The new Maine Downtown Network Program requires each community to use the National Main Street Center’s Four-Point Approach to help develop an individual strategy for enhancement. The four points are organization, promotion, design, and economic restructuring.
“Being part of this new program can only benefit our already vibrant downtown. The Farmington Downtown Association works to continuously enhance the downtown and this program will help us to do that for years to come,” said Mike Mansir, the association’s president.
The other six towns that were chosen to participate in the inaugural year of the Maine Downtown Network are: Augusta, Bucksport, Lisbon, Millinocket, Presque Isle, and Norway.