Commissioners Vote to Support County Bonding for Economic Development
Article from The Eastern Gazette, Vol. 151, No. 6, February 08, 2003
DOVER-FOXCROFT – Citing the recent layoffs of the Dexter Shoe Company and the troubles at Great Northern Paper Company, the Piscataquis County Commissioners voted on February 4 to approve the concept of County borrowing for economic development projects. The '. unanimous vote came during a meeting in which numerous municipal officials testified as to the impact a created job has on the entire county economy. Dover-Foxcroft Selectman Tom Lizotte noted that county commuting patterns clearly show that many people work outside the town in which they reside. "Clearly a job created in one community has both direct and indirect benefits to all Piscataquis County communities. No town is an island unto itself," Lizotte stated'.
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