Industry Development

Building a Resilient Economy, One Business at a Time

Our Katahdin has chosen two areas of focus in economic development.  The first area of focus is to promote three industries where the Katahdin region has comparative advantage:

The Forest Economy: utilize our unrivaled wood basket to produce high-value forest products

The Recreation Economy: invite everyone to come enjoy our four seasons of outdoor recreation

The Digital Economy: leverage our climate, available industrial space and low cost-of-living while providing a perfect “work anywhere” lifestyle for working professionals who love the outdoors

These industries can thrive in our region and we have the assets to support them: 


Main Street

The second area of focus is commercial property redevelopment along the Main Street of Millinocket. Evidence shows that economic development in rural areas has been most effective when started in a downtown area, then built out.  Our Katahdin is in currently in exploratory discussions with property owners, the town of Millinocket, brownfields authorities and other key stakeholders to determine its role in helping to deal with the blight and lower than desired commercial occupancy of the downtown area in Millinocket.  We expect to launch a new financing mechanism soon.  Stay tuned!

Matching Gifts

Thanks Hampden Electrical, another outstanding supporter of the Katahdin Region, for matching $1000 in donations to Our Katahdin projects.

Hampden Electrical

337 Perry Rd. Suite #1
Bangor, ME 04401

IDEXX, with its continued dedication to the health of Maine communities, has generously matched $1500 in donations to
Revitalize Hillcrest Park IDEXX Laboratories

Thank you Lisa Caruso and Jay Peavey for generously matching $500 in donations to the
Katahdin Area Communal Gardens
Peavy Realty "Your Professional Realtor Creating Results That Will Move You"