Title

"Focus on Down East" piece on how the Calais area is counting on heritage-based

Source

Mainebiz

Date

8-18-2003

Pages

1, 28-30

Abstract

"Focus on Down East" piece on how the Calais area is counting on heritage-based tourism and eco-tourism to boost its flagging economy. The new Downeast Heritage Center in Calais is intended to draw 90,000 visitors a year and is slated to open in time for the commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the first French settlement in North America on nearby St. Croix Island. With details on the Sunrise County Economic Council; its strategy for marketing Washington County; congressional support for the effort; cooperation with Canada; the optimism of Calais business people, Louis and Marilyn Bernardini; and statistics on the county's unemployment rate, retails sales, and median income.

Subjects

Calais, Downeast Heritage Center Calais, Sunrise County Economic Council, Tourist trade, Washington County

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