Programs

SMPDC provides services to municipalities, non-profits, state agencies, and private businesses through a number of venues and programs. Many are highlighted in other sections of the website.

 

SMPDC’s roles are varied and are carried out through different funding sources, but they might be outlined as follows:

 

Education

  • Newsletters
  • E-mails on critical planning issues/opportunities
  • Workshops
  • Facilitating action teams, working groups and committees
  • Website information

 

Technical Services

  • Assistance to town boards and committees (Planning Boards, etc)
  • Grant writing/securing funds for member communities
  • Demographic information and analysis
  • Grant administration
  • Legal assistance
  • Identifying and planning for long range regional concerns (such as sea- level rise)

 

Business Planning and Development Assistance

  • Brownfields assessment and loan funding
  • Small Business Development Center
  • Assistance directly to businesses regarding grants and workforce

 

Advocacy

  • Tracking legislative issues of region-wide concern