Eggs & Issues to Feature Sanford Initiatives on March 18th


March 14, 2016

York County Community College's monthly Eggs & Issues forum this Friday, March 18 will feature a panel of speakers from Sanford, Maine, including Mayor Tom Cote, City Manager Steve Buck and Director of the Sanford Regional Economic Growth Council, Jim Nimon (shown top to bottom at right). Under the heading: Sanford, Maine: Broadband and New Schools and Tourism Attractions, Oh My! the three will speak about a group of initiatives currently underway in Sanford that aim to give the state's newest city a leg up on economic development and help make it a place where individuals and businesses can live out the city's tagline by exploring new options, creating new opportunities, and growing.

Sanford Mayor Tom Cote will talk about the Sanford community and the impact that Sanford's new integrated high school and technical center will have on residents and businesses when it opens in 2018. City Manager Steve Buck will discuss the city's planned Broadband initiative, which will employ a public-private partnership model to build and operate the largest broadband network in the state. Growth Council Director Jim Nimon will highlight ongoing efforts to re-imagine Sanford as a tourist destination, both through marketing collaboration with other communities in the region and through the York Pines Project, which is aimed at encouraging a Maine-themed tourist attraction resort in Sanford.

In addition to the forum scheduled this week, Eggs and Issues is routinely hosted by YCCC on the 2nd Friday of each month, Sept – June as part of its mission to help provide information and education about issues affecting York County and the State of Maine. Friday's forum will begin with networking at 7:00 AM, breakfast at 7:30 AM and the panel of speakers at 8:00 AM followed by a Q&A session. The event will be held at 112 College Drive in Wells in the mid-Cafe.

For more information or to register, contact YCCC on 207-216-4342.