Title

"Focus on Western Maine" piece with comments by Scott Christiansen, executive di

Source

Mainebiz

Date

7-5-2004

Pages

26-27

Abstract

"Focus on Western Maine" piece with comments by Scott Christiansen, executive director of the Rumford-based River Valley Growth Council, on the economic history of western Maine and why the region is poised for growth. For the past two centuries, the natural resources-based economy of western Maine has gone through a series of boom-bust-cycles, each with a shift in resource exploitation practices that enables the following boom. The Growth Council is focusing on developing biomass conversion strategies to use the area's significant forest resources to meet predicted energy demands. Details.

Subjects

River Valley Growth Council, Christiansen, Scott

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