Title

Betting on Bethel: A Western Maine Region Looks to Diversify its Economy

Source

Mainebiz

Date

5-27-2019

Pages

14, 16

Abstract

Focus piece on Bethel's attempts to develop a more robust year-round economy. Historically, it has been a ski town, but Gabe Perkins, director of Mahoosuc Pathways Inc., sees trail-based recreation, and the creation of a community forest, as one way to diversify and expand beyond the winter months. Among the challenges the area faces are a shortage of workers and a lack of affordable housing. With a sidebar piece about attempts to restore passenger train service to Bethel.

Subjects

Tourism -- Maine -- Bethel, Labor supply -- Maine

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