Tired of Waiting: Letter from Brownville Selectmen
October 01, 2004 - BROWNVILLE
In the last five years, the Town of Brownville has been in the uncomfortable position of having to tell several companies interested in bringing jobs to our community that we didn't have any pre-built or pre-permitted space that met their needs. We've tried waiting for companies to move to Piscataquis County prepared to permit land, build buildings, establish necessary infrastructure, and create jobs for our residents - it hasn't worked. We've seen once thriving businesses close up, taking jobs with them, and leaving people behind having to travel far and wide to find work. As we watch the out migration of our residents, it is clear that we can't continue with the status quo. The research is clear that companies looking to locate in our region are looking for infrastructure - whether it be buildings,water and sewer, or pre-permitted land on which to build.
NOTE - This article reflects the views of the author and not necessarily those of the TRC Alliance Team.