January 14, 2013
Starting Jan 2010
Biddeford's last mill shuttered its doors in 2010 and the city has been striving to reinvent itself from a community where The Company provided for the majority of its inhabitants to a new economic model. Engine's mission is to attract and promote the creative community and engage local officials in the process and is utlilizing information gleaned from a master planning process completed by the Heart of Biddeford and research by an alliance of local institutions, business and community leaders which resulted in a cultural roadmap. Shifting the paradigm of reliance on one company to an innovative, creative economy by starting at square one and introducing the community to this idea that arts and creative thinking has value in terms of economic development.