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What Freeport’s Businesses Need to Know About PokemonGo

Keith McBride on July 12, 2016 in Experiential Retail, Marketing

Picture by flickr.com user:  Eduardo Woo. If you haven’t heard of it yet, you probably will soon.  PokemonGo is a game, downloaded for free to phone or tablet.  Nothing groundbreaking, so far.  There are thousands of those. This game is currently the most downloaded app on both the Android and…


Freeport’s Public-Private Economic Development Partnership

Keith McBride on July 06, 2016 in Practicing Ec. Dev.

In the past, we’ve discussed the economic development structure in Freeport with our town council, but this year (and last year, as well) our workshop discussion did not touch on the issue.  While I’m glad to direct our conversation at whatever issues/questions the council finds most beneficial to their decision-making…


Why Maine Needs Millennials

Keith McBride on June 21, 2016 in Demographics, Entrepreneurship, Workforce Development

I teach my kids not to say they “hate” things, and I try to set a good example. As a result, I try not to say it, either.  But, since I don’t think my 4 year-old and 6 year-old read this blog, I’m going to go ahead and break my…