GrowSmart Maine promotes sustainable prosperity for all Mainers by integrating working and natural landscape conservation, economic growth and community revitalization.
We promote Quality of Place by convening and engaging in public conversations about Maine’s future, contributing common sense policy analysis, educating the public, advocating for state and local change and supporting model practices.
GrowSmart Maine’s goal is to create a robust economy, vibrant communities and a healthy environment for generations to come through advocacy, education, projects and strategic partnerships.
Maine’s quality of place is our principal economic asset and deeply valued by those who live here and others throughout the world who visit and purchase our goods and services. By working together, Mainers can ensure that our policies, investments, and growth and stewardship practices sustain and enhance our quality places while fueling a strong, vibrant economy throughout the state.
Maine's quality of place is a recognized brand of livable communities, stunning scenery, natural resources and great recreational opportunities that is one of Maine's principal advantages in today's global economy. Maine needs consistent, reasonable regulations at all levels of government, rules that strike the right balance between private and public interests. With a common agenda and coordinated, consistent approaches, we will maintain our quality of place and the competitive advantage it provides.
Our work is supported by a wide range of individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations and charitable organizations. With your help we will:
• Promote sustainable economic development
• Encourage development that reflects Maine’s unique qualities
• Advocate for sensible legislation and regulations
• Establish partnerships to shape Maine’s future