Maine Economy

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May 7, 2007
The first essay in this series showed how rural Maine can become a world-class tourism destination. It proposed a “big push” strategy, with the first priority being to weave our outstanding natural attractions and our three million acres of protected lands into a Great Maine Woods Recreation Network.
April 28, 2007
Rural Maine, from Oxford County in the west, north to Aroostook and “down east” to Washington County, faces several economic challenges. Incomes are lower and unemployment and poverty rates higher than in prosperous southern Maine.
October 19, 2006
We recently got welcome news that Maine tourism rebounded in 2005 from a four-year slump.But tourist visits have declined to Maine’s premier natural attractions, including Baxter State Park, the Allagash Wilderness Waterway and our state parks.