Title

Article about the identity crisis that afflicts western Maine and the difficulty

Source

Mainebiz

Date

8-4-2003

Pages

21-23

Abstract

Article about the identity crisis that afflicts western Maine and the difficulty local economic development organizations have finding a regional focus. Although no one can exactly define "western Maine," the term encompasses a region of more than 4,000-square miles, an area almost the size of Connecticut, served by a patchwork of economic development agencies. The creation of a regional identity to help market the area is seen as desirable, as is a coordinated effort at economic development With a related piece noting that on May 18 Regional Editor Ben Stackshouse of the "Sun Journal" ran an editorial challenging readers to come up with a name for western Maine, which he defined as being primarily Androscoggin, Oxford, and Franklin counties.

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