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February Board Meeting Date Changed

Keith McBride on January 29, 2015 in Board Meetings

Our January Board meeting was cancelled due to the storm.  In light of that, we’ve decided to shift our meeting schedule for February. The meeting previously scheduled for February 24 will now be held on THURSDAY February 12, 7:30 AM at Freeport Community Services (53 Depot Street, Freeport).   The…


The Bathtub Analogy

Keith McBride on November 10, 2014 in Ec. Dev. Challenges, Entrepreneurship, Practicing Ec. Dev.

I am a Chris Gibbons fan, unapologetically. Chris developed a system for economic development called Economic Gardening, and because it is a systemic approach to economic development, rather than an anectdotal one, I can’t possibly summarize it in one sentence.  Quite frankly, it’s a topic for another post.  But as…


FEDC Is Seeking Applicants: Board of Directors’ Chair Open

Keith McBride on October 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

Application forms are available here. The Board of Directors provides guidance and governance to FEDC’s activities.  Aside from the mundane (approving a budget, overseeing meeting formalities like approving minutes), board members are valued for their input on potential economic development projects, and the organizations priorities. We are looking for people who…