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Camden Economic Development Committee
  • Published
    January 27, 2012

    Camden citizens plan for downtown’s future

    Approximately 80 Camden citizens gathered Jan. 26 at the Camden Opera House for the first of two community meetings designed to offer an opportunity for residents to address the goals of a Downtown Master Plan. The meeting included an information segment, describing the background and purpose of the master plan, and opportunities for large and small group discussion. "We started with a presentation and discussion ...

  • Published
    March 3, 2011

    State deputy commissioner takes Camden post

    Maine's Deputy Director of Economic and Community Development Brian Hodges will leave that post to do a similar job for the town of Camden, beginning March 14. That announcement was made at the start of the March 1 meeting of the Camden Select Board. Hodges, of West Gardiner, has worked for the state for 20 years and has been with DECD since 2006. Prior to his current post, he worked for the Department of ...

  • Published
    January 20, 2011

    Development advisory group to meet

    Camden's Community and Economic Development Advisory Committee will present its strategic plan Monday, Jan. 24 as part of a meeting agenda that includes an update on efforts to sell the former Apollo Tannery property. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Washington Street Conference Room. Future CEDAC meetings are scheduled for Monday, Feb. 14; Monday, Feb. 28 — a joint meeting with Rockland Economic ...

  • Published
    December 22, 2010

    Applications arrive for Camden development post

    Camden Town Manager Roberta Smith said Dec. 22 that she received 29 applications for the position of development director for the town. The new post was funded through a line item approved at the annual town meeting June 8, and has been temporarily filled by consultant Mathew Eddy of Eaton Peabody Consulting. Smith said she had not yet reviewed the applications, but that they came from throughout the country as ...

  • Published
    December 15, 2010

    Camden plans for economic growth

    Camden's interim Economic Development Director Mathew Eddy said Dec. 10 that the town's Community and Economic Development Advisory Committee was working on two related projects. Gateway funds provide snapshot of business activity Using Department of Transportation funds distributed through the Gateway 1 process, CEDAC is conducting an inventory of businesses and spaces in the downtown area. The inventory, ...

  • Published
    October 29, 2010

    Real estate investors purchase chunk of Knox Mill

    After nearly two years in receivership, the largest piece of the Knox Mill LLC properties has been sold to real estate investors who are banking that there is a market for condominiums in this economy -- within the right price range. Kelm Acquisition, a limited liability company established in Maine, is the new owner of Building Six, the 80,000-square-foot, three-storied structure that extends from the edge of ...

  • Published
    October 21, 2010

    Fish processor considers Camden’s tannery property

    Camden Economic Development Director Mathew Eddy said Oct. 21 that he has not heard from a business owner who expressed interest in a portion of the former Apollo Tannery site, since walking the site with him a week previously. Eddy briefed members of the Community and Economic Development Committee on the possibility at their Oct. 14 meeting. Eddy said the potential purchaser, who has a fish processing ...

  • Published
    October 6, 2010

    Camden shapes economic action plan

    Camden has approximately eight business clusters powering its economic engine, the largest being retail. But that is followed closely by professional trades, which send ideas, plans and products into the Midcoast, national markets, and beyond. "I was surprised at the number of media companies, engineers and artists, all what you would call the creative economy," said Matthew Eddy, the town's interim economic ...

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