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Old 01-17-2010, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I think people would be surprised to find what kind of things are going on in the Caribou/Loring area now, economically. And there are several new major developments on the horizon, even with Maine's economy the way it is (energy costs, taxes, etc.)
It would have been off-topic there so I ask here, What major economic developments?
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Old 01-17-2010, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Caribou, Me.
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Yes, thanks Forest. I realized after I posted it.
Well, let me think:
Salmon farming (industrial scale), windmill production (a couple projects), blimp research and production, a couple of potential ag. industry things. And then of course I think that the Maine Winter Sports thing will just continue to grow.
I think that once the economy turns around there will be movement again on the County resort idea that's been kicking around for a while...........this would be a large scale thing kind of like Plum Creek. Economy has to improve first though.
DFAS (the military accounting office) has now almost completed its expansion. Grown from 350 to over 600 employees.
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Old 01-17-2010, 07:17 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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I would be interested in what is happening up around where my family lives as well.

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Old 01-17-2010, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Yes, thanks Forest. I realized after I posted it.
Well, let me think:
Salmon farming (industrial scale), windmill production (a couple projects), blimp research and production, a couple of potential ag. industry things. And then of course I think that the Maine Winter Sports thing will just continue to grow.
I think that once the economy turns around there will be movement again on the County resort idea that's been kicking around for a while ........... this would be a large scale thing kind of like Plum Creek. Economy has to improve first though. DFAS (the military accounting office) has now almost completed its expansion. Grown from 350 to over 600 employees.
I have a buddy from church who works at DFAS. So I am somewhat familiar with that.

Plum Creek could have been, WooHoo! But now it sounds like it is really long term projected that will bring employment down lower than projected losses due to old age. So it has completely fizzled.

I have spoken with the NOAA Salmon biologist, on a series of occasions and, well, 'we' are not hopeful.

Thank you.
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Old 01-17-2010, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Caribou, Me.
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I have a buddy from church who works at DFAS. So I am somewhat familiar with that.

Plum Creek could have been, WooHoo! But now it sounds like it is really long term projected that will bring employment down lower than projected losses due to old age. So it has completely fizzled.

I have spoken with the NOAA Salmon biologist, on a series of occasions and, well, 'we' are not hopeful.

Thank you.

Wow, your buddy must drive a ways, to either church or work!

The salmon idea has very little in common with what's been done before in Maine. It is more of a factory.

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Old 01-18-2010, 06:11 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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The salmon idea has very little in common with what's been done before in Maine. It is more of a factory.
Where would that be located? I am trying to picture where they could do something like that, of a large enough size to turn a profit, and for the life of me can't see where they would have the facilities to do that in the Caribou/Presque Isle/ Loring area. I have to have misunderstood and that is a project they are looking at for downstate along the Coast someplace. It wouldn't make sense in that area.
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Old 01-18-2010, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Caribou, Me.
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Where would that be located? I am trying to picture where they could do something like that, of a large enough size to turn a profit, and for the life of me can't see where they would have the facilities to do that in the Caribou/Presque Isle/ Loring area. I have to have misunderstood and that is a project they are looking at for downstate along the Coast someplace. It wouldn't make sense in that area.
No, it's freshwater industrial salmon raising. They would build, probably. Unless they use one of the Loring buildings.
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:02 AM
 
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Boy, if they could turn that new snowmobile dragstrip into a National venue - track, motoski, jumping- in Medway that wouldn't hurt that economy. And I haven't been on a sled in 20 years or more. ANYTHING would help that area.
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