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Governor Flies on New Northern Aroostook Charter Service

September 06, 2006 - TRC

FRENCHVILLE — Governor John E. Baldacci was one of the first passengers to fly on the new charter service based at Northern Aroostook Regional Airport in Frenchville. He was a passenger on the plane, which took him to the ribbon cutting for the new service at the airport.

“Maine is seeing growth and expansion of business” said Governor Baldacci. “We’re not just talking about Portland, or Bangor or the coast – but we’re talking about the entire state, including here in Aroostook County.”

The ribbon cutting marked the first time Northern Aroostook Regional Airport has hosted a charter service in six years.

Governor Baldacci told the group at the airport that he has encouraged business growth and expansion through his Pine Tree Economic Zones, which have been responsible for the creation of more than 180 new jobs in Aroostook County from 2003 – 2005. The Governor also highlighted broadband internet use as another way people can live and work in Aroostook County – or anywhere in Maine – and be successful. In addition to the ribbon cutting, Governor Baldacci also flipped the switch on Northern Aroostook Regional Airport’s new runway lights, which are part of several major improvements being done at the airport.

The Governor is committed to growing new business and industry, thereby creating more opportunities for Maine families. Governor Baldacci’s economic plan includes targeted investments and tax incentives that help existing businesses expand, as well as attract new businesses to the state. The Pine Tree Zone program is creating more than 3,000 new jobs statewide. More people are working than ever before in Maine. The Governor’s economic plan has made Maine stronger and more competitive in the 21st century economy, creating a solid foundation for economic growth so that all Maine people and families have the tools to realize their goals.

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