EMDC Economic Response Teams Recognized by NADO
Our Economic Opportunity Response Teams (EORT) improve community resiliency and promote economic diversification through individualized plans, strategies, and partnerships. We were
as one of 66 recipients of NADO's 2019 Impact Award, and
are featured on CEDS Central
This model has re-framed how EMDC engages in regional economic development. It has impacted how the we write our CEDS plan. As the EORT model evolved, the CEDS began to reflect the individualized, integrated, and long-term nature of our framework.
The results are impressive: small towns such as Lincoln and Bucksport have experienced revitalization and economic diversification, including investments from the ME State Advisory Board and Microsoft. Because of the partnerships formed and successes achieved through this effort, EMDC now recognizes the EORT approach as the model for economic development in the region and has positioned local communities to better respond to the challenges it faces now and in the future.