April 2019
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Incentives? Yes, we can do that!
Whether you are an expanding existing business with a record of success or a startup with sustainable funding, a comprehensive business plan and the intellectual capital to grow a business – we want to be your partners building the future. Businesses and developers often negotiate local, state, federal and other incentives and FirstPark has a toolbox of incentives for qualified, eligible projects. Let’s talk!
Run to redeem this special offer from FirstPark!
We’re awarding eight lucky winners free registration ($25 value) for the upcoming One River CPAs 5K Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run on Saturday, June 15.

If you haven’t been to our business park or want to come to see the latest developments, enjoy the 5K on us! This offer is on a first-come, first-served basis, so act fast and call Jim Dinkle, executive director at FirstPark at 207-859-9716. Call now! 
What do Millennials Want in the Workplace?
A 78-page report by international real estate services firm CBRE contains many of those answers. A somewhat condensed version is also available. By 2025, about 75 percent of the US workforce is expected to be staffed by millennials. FirstPark offers many of the amenities and qualities of life that the CBRE study cites millennials prefer. 
Jobs in FirstPark

T-Mobile has three openings and One River CPAs is accepting resumes for two positions.
Featured: Lot 13
Lot 13 at the corner of FirstPark and Technology Drives remains available for $124,400. The site is 13.6 acres and neighbors T-Mobile and MaineGeneral Orthopedics. For more information, contact Executive Director Jim Dinkle at either 207-859-9716 or exdirector@firstpark.com.
FirstPark at Gardiner City Council
The Gardiner City Council, Mayor Pat Hart and City Manager Christine Landes welcomed me on Wednesday evening, April 10. I provided an update of activities at FirstPark and discussed future plans to market the park better. Several members of the Council asked questions and I welcomed their inquiries. Gardiner is always a pleasure to visit for its friendly people, beautiful architecture, vibrant downtown and picturesque setting.
Looking ahead...
A call trip to Boston is scheduled for the week of May 13 to meet with potential investors in FirstPark. We will be extolling FirstPark’s location at Interstate 95 Exit 127, shovel readiness, enhanced fiber optic communications, pre-permitted lots, Foreign Trade Zone 186, incentives, 3-phase underground utilities, attractive pricing and more.
Maine International Trade Center's 2019 Trade Day will be May 23-24 in Portland and FirstPark is a sponsor. The topic of Trade Day this year is “Maine’s Future in the Global Bioeconomy.” Joining FirstPark Executive Director Jim Dinkle at Trade Day will be Central Maine Growth Council’s Garvan Donegan and Christian Savage from the Somerset Economic Development Corporation.
On the calendar...

May 7
Executive Director Jim Dinkle attending Maine Real Estate and Development Association 2019 Housing Conference, Portland

May 9
Waterville Rotary Sunrise Club guest speakers Executive Director Jim Dinkle and General Assembly President Mike Roy

May 14-17
Boston business recruitment call trip

May 20
Waterville Rotary guest speakers Executive Director Jim Dinkle and General Assembly President Mike Roy

May 23-24
Maine International Trade Day, Portland

May 27
Office closed in observance of Memorial Day holiday
Contact us
James W. Dinkle, Executive Director

Call Jim at 207-859-9716, email exdirector@firstpark.com, or fill out this form on our website.
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