| by Greg Powell and David Greene

President David A. Greene and Alfond Foundation Chairman Greg Powell explain why they’re investing in Waterville in their op-ed “Investing in Maine downtowns—like Waterville’s—restored our sense of possibly.” In the Oct. 24 piece, they highlight their reasons for the $20-million investment to establish a development fund to aid the city in its revitalization efforts. A deep history with the city, existing assets that lay the groundwork for future growth, and willing collaborators are what they call a “perfect storm of development—partners from all sectors of the city coming together with passion, commitment, and financial support to make catalytic investments and revitalize a beautiful, historic downtown.”