Portland Press Herald
| by Charles Lawton

An op-ed by Charles Lawton in the Portland Press Herald’s “Maine Voices” series highlights Colby’s community investments as a model for growth across Maine. Lawton, a member of the Maine Consensus Economic Forecasting Commission, notes Colby’s 20-percent growth in employees, its $176-million investment in facilities and equipment, and its economic impact on Waterville as examples of the College’s strategy for growth. “Success requires having both an attractive academic institution and an attractive community – not merely a place where recruits will want to work, but also a place where their families will want to settle and build lives,” he writes.

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