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Hathaway Creative Center is an Economic Engine for Waterville 

What was once a factory has been turned into an economic engine for the city of Waterville. Six months after its opening, the Hathaway Creative Center is looking for more businesses to settle in. HealthReach, a part of Maine General Medical Center, employs about two hundred people in the center. T.D. Insurance is also renting space with about twenty workers and, there are nearly seventy apartments, many for rent right now, along with plenty of retail space that’s available, too. In 2002, the C. F. Hathaway Company, one of the last remaining factories in the United States producing dress shirts, closed after over 160 years of operation in the city of Waterville. After a few years being abandoned a developer bought the property and the renovation project began in 2005. Future plans for the Hathaway Creative Center include the addition of a salon, restaurants and convenience store. The city of Waterville’s economic development director says the Creative Center has the potential to employ and house a thousand people. Hathaway Creative Center