| by Brian MacQuarrie

President Greene on Main Street.

President Greene on Main Street.

Colby’s efforts to catalyze redevelopment of downtown Waterville have caught the attention of the Boston Globe. “Something is stirring on the banks of the Kennebec River,” the article reads, and Colby’s investment “has begun to pay off.”

The story chronicles President David A. Greene’s role in efforts to partner with Waterville leaders and stakeholders to jump-start Waterville’s renaissance in much the way he helped remake part of Hyde Park while he was at the University of Chicago.

Attracting Collaborative Consulting to Waterville and increasing private investment in downtown are elements of the strategy that will contribute to success. “Once we get things moving, a lot of other dominoes will fall,” Greene told the Globe.

Read the article, and read more about downtown revitalization efforts on the blog colby.edu/downtown.