Who We Are

Who We Are

Who We Are

Who We Are

Who We Are

The St. Croix Valley And Your Business – A Good Fit

Downeast Economic Development Corp.

Downeast Economic Development is a not-for-profit corporation that was organized in May of 2015.  Our membership consists of a group of dedicated individuals that are devoted to the recruitment of new businesses to the area, the growth of existing businesses and to the overall promotion of the St. Croix Valley.  Meet the board…

Tim Call

Tim Call

Tim is a resident of Baileyville and a founding member of Downeast Economic Development.  In addition to his work at V.L. Tammaro Oil Company, Tim currently serves as the Chairman of the Baileyville Town Council and on the Downeast Broadband Utility Board of Directors

Chris Loughlin

Chris Loughlin

Although Chris is new to Baileyville, he is a long time Maine resident and currently lives in Machias.  Chris manages the Town of Baileyville and serves on two boards – Downeast Economic Development and Downeast Broadband Utility

William Barnett

William Barnett

Bill has been with Downeast Economic Development since its inception in 2015.  He is the owner of Riverside Electric in Calais and is a generous volunteer of his time.  For several years, he served on the Planning Board of the City of Calais and he now shares his time with Downeast Broadband Utility, Calais Regional Hospital and Downeast Economic Development.

Cathy Footer

Cathy Footer

Cathy was born and raised in Washington County . She is a true “downeaster” and a strong advocate for the region and its people.  Her extensive resume includes work for the Town of Robbinston, Downeast LNG, the St. Croix Valley Chamber of Commerce and Smith Accounting Services.  Cathy brings her knowledge of the area to the table and is a tremendous asset to DED.

Joyce Maker

Joyce Maker

Senator Maker lives in Calais and has spent the past few decades working tirelessly in Augusta representing the interests of Downeast Maine.  Her insights into the workings of the legislative process, as well as having her ear to the ground concerning current issues, have proved invaluable to DED.

Ron McAlpine

Ron McAlpine

DED has recently welcomed Ron to the board.  Retiring to Crawford, Maine from Pennsylvania, Ron has been generous with his time and expertise.  His background in logistics and public policy lends itself to much of DED’s work and has already proven to be beneficial.  In additional to serving on the DED board of directors, Ron is also the Chairman of the Board of Calais Regional Hospital.

Art Mingo

Art Mingo

Art is the owner of Mingo’s Products (including blueberries, cranberries and wreaths) and spends much of his free time promoting the area for economic development.  In addition to serving on the Calais City Council, Art also serves on the boards of Downeast Economic Development and Downeast Broadband Utility.  A native Mainer, Art epitomizes the Yankee work ethic and the “can do” attitude.

Julie Jordan

Julie Jordan

Julie works as the Director of Downeast Economic Development; recruiting new businesses to the area and spearheading promotional efforts for the St. Croix Valley Region.

Jim Porter

Jim Porter

Jim, a Calais resident and native, is also a founding member of Downeast Economic Development.  He manages the City of Calais and serves as co-chair of Downeast Economic Development’s board of directors.  Jim has been instrumental in working to bring fiber optic broadband to the residents and businesses of Baileyville and Calais and also serves as a director for Downeast Broadband Utililty.

Scott Beal

Scott Beal

Scott is one of the newest members to join the board of directors.  Having grown up along the working waterfronts in Jonesport and Beals, and currently working for the largest employer in the County – Woodland Pulp & Paper, Scott understands our region’s workforce and its potential benefits for new and expanding employers.

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