Monson's Economic Development Committee has received a $17,000 grant from the Maine Community Foundation's "Start Up Scale Up" program to support Monson’s new Co-working Space and Artist Cottage. The grant will to help expand the capabilities of the co-working space, capitalizing on their high-speed fiber-optic internet connection.
In 2020, Monson was one of three towns awarded $70,000 by the MCF and the Maine Development Foundation for a pilot Innovation and Entrepreneurship program. A co-working space was one of four goals identified through the program’s Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Summary. The others are becoming an Affiliated Maine Downtown Center, creating a pop-up venue for local artisans and developing a marketing plan for the town. Read the Entire Article
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