DECD Commissioner to Present Wells Business-Friendly Signage, Certification Thursday, March 6

AUGUSTA - As part of the LePage Administration’s commitment to ensuring Maine is open for business, the state’s Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner George Gervais will present the Town of Wells with its “Certified Business-Friendly” Community certificate and road signs this Thursday.

“The Town of Wells deserves congratulations for its achievement and commitment to business excellence,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “Wells has demonstrated its determination to enhance its economic base by creating a more attractive climate for private investment and job creation.”

The following are several highlights on what the Town of Wells has done to earn its “Certified Business-Friendly” designation:

• Significant investment in public infrastructure improvement projects • Creation of a Transportation District as part of the Town’s Comprehensive Plan • Strong and productive collaboration with the local Chamber of Commerce and the regional planning commission • Proactive approach to business through the utilization of an Ordinance Review Committee and Staff Review Committee

A total of 26 cities and towns have so far been declared “Certified Business-Friendly” for their continued focus on creating a better environment for private sector job growth.

Media, community and business leaders, and the public are encouraged to attend the event.

WHEN: 9:30 a.m., Thursday, March 6

WHERE: 208 Sanford Rd., Wells Municipal Offices