Piscataquis County Economic Development Council (PCEDC) seeks to leverage local, county, regional, and state resources to promote and encourage private and public investment within Piscataquis County., Maine. The goal is to stimulate long-term sustainable economic development and growth in the region.
Vision: Ten GOALS of PCEDC:
- A diverse economy
Develop a wide economic base that includes cottage industries, tourism, agriculture, services and manufacturing.
- A creative economy
Encourage inventors, innovators, and idea generators to gather here and multiply.
- Starts-ups and entrepreneurs
Build the “can-do” spirit through guidance and referrals.
- Strong existing businesses
Make sure that our businesses have reasons to stay.
- New businesses
Promote our workforce skills, work ethic, and lifestyle for business attraction.
- Hard infrastructure
Expand world-class dark fiber internet, build strong transportation, and showcase shovel-ready sites.
- Soft infrastructure
Involve our great schools, expand enriching cultural experiences, and maintain our quality of life.
- Collaboration between groups
Support non-profits, guide legislature that upholds our goals, and leverage funding sources.
- Sustainable tourism opportunities
Welcome visitors as guests; encourage them to stay for a day or a lifetime.
- Engage our communities in economic development
Empower our citizens to think outside the circle and encourage them to seek solutions.