June/July 2019
Independence Day Observance
The KRDA/FirstPark office will be closed Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.
Latest News...
Passing of the Gavel

Kennebec Regional Development Authority /FirstPark President Mike Roy passed the gavel to incoming President Steve Monsulick at the Executive Board meeting on June 20. Mike was presented a ceremonial gavel for his service from a grateful board and staff. Steve represents Readfield on KRDA’s General Assembly. The past two years he has served as Vice President. Pictured to the left is Jim Dinkle, executive director of FirstPark and former FirstPark President Mike Roy (right).

More will be featured about Steve in our next update.
Marketing, PR Contract Extended
The KRDA/FirstPark Executive Board unanimously voted June 20 to extend its contract through June 2020 with Marshall Communications for marketing, public relations and recruitment services. Among many projects in 2018 into this year Marshall led FirstPark’s marketing strategic planning process, refreshed our website and enhanced our outreach and communications. “Marshall has shown us the way to enhance our brand and to build a strategy that works to most effectively market and sell FirstPark,” said Executive Director Jim Dinkle.
Medical & Recreational Marijuana in Maine
Governor Mills signed the Marijuana Rules Bill on June 27 that regulates growing, buying and selling recreational marijuana. Medical marijuana in Maine has been available in prescribed quantities for almost 20 years. This $52 billion industry is exploding with grow facilities, medical research and development, processing and more.

FirstPark is open for business to the marijuana industry. We welcome businesses that are legally compliant, fit within our covenants and guidelines and that enhance tax revenues and protect the environment.
5K Fun Run and Friendliest Pup Contest Winners!

On Saturday, June 15, nearly 200 runners participated in the One River CPA’s 5K Fun Run and Walk at FirstPark. As Maine’s most dog-friendly business park, FirstPark sponsored the friendliest pup contest that had 20 entries. The co-winners were Willoughby, a Brussels Griffon, owned by the Koch family of Waterville, and Lilly owned by the Covey family of Waterville.

Congrats to our winners!
T-Mobile Now Hiring
T-Mobile at 133 FirstPark Drive is hiring for the positions of Customer Resolution Senior Expert, Associate Care Trainer, Training Assistant, Team of Experts Coach and an Expert Associate.
FirstPark Office Space Available

Office space is available for sale and/or lease at 25 FirstPark Drive. The location features easy access to Interstate 95, high visibility in a great community to start or grow a business. Price $698,500. For more information, contact Don Plourde at (207) 861-2462.
Follow us on Facebook!
Have you liked our new Facebook page? Stay up-to-date on all the latest real estate news, job opportunities, business developments and events happening at FirstPark.

You can like the page right now by visiting www.facebook.com/FirstParkMaine.
Looking ahead...
Getting the Word Out
The purpose of call trips to Seattle, Chicago and Boston the past year has been to introduce FirstPark to site selectors, corporate real estate executives, developers, brokers and others with interest. A call trip with prescheduled appointments in New York City will be in mid-September. We are contemplating a return to Chicago for another set of meetings coupled with the FABTECH trade show from November 11-14.
Connect with FirstPark
James W. Dinkle, Executive Director

Call Jim at 207-859-9716, email exdirector@firstpark.com, or fill out this form on our website.
Get the latest information about FirstPark at Firstpark.com