RFP for consultancy to create Aroostook Washington Resiliency Plan

The COVID-19 pandemic has created lasting challenges from global to local, with businesses facing especially devastating consequences for short-term well-being and long-term growth. It is imperative to understand the extensive economic impacts COVID-19 has had on the two county region in order to identify needs and develop solutions that ensure economic recovery, growth, and continued sustainability. To support this regional effort (funded by an Economic Development Administration award from the CARES Act Funding initiative), NMDC is requesting proposals from an experienced professional Consultant to develop a Comprehensive Economic Resiliency Strategy – including stakeholder engagement activities and application of data analysis as part of the plan development process.
The outcome of this comprehensive strategy will provide municipal leaders and regional stakeholders the following:
• Alignment of strategic partnerships;
• Identification of critical investment priorities;
• Identification of critical gaps that identify needed outreach, support, and implementation of support measures related to regional economic vibrancy, and
• Development of informed strategies including a targeted action plan with outlined implementation activities, funding opportunities to support, and metrics to measure success.
Full RFP can be viewed here.