Rural Economic Development

Oct 19, 2017

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Broadcasting from Houlton High School:

What factors lead to the health or decline of rural towns in Maine? We learn about efforts to boost rural economies through education, greater access to services—from health care to broadband—and through smart use of the natural resources and assets that these communities already have.

Guests: Kristen Wells, former executive director, Aroostook Aspirations Initiative

Chris Anderson, president, The F. A. Peabody Company based in Houlton, working in the areas of insurance, administrative services and broadband; he is also president of Aroostook Partnership

Brett Richardson, Associate Director, Sustainable Food and Agriculture Programs, Coastal Enterprises Inc.