GROW RUMFORD

 

  RUMFORD, MAINE IS A TOWN IN WESTERN MAINE THAT HAS BOTH THE NEED AND THE POTENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH.

DEVELOPED OVER A CENTURY AGO AS A PAPER MILL TOWN, IT HAS A STRIKING TOWNSCAPE OF  RED BRICK SHOPPING AREAS AND GRACIOUS WOODFRAME RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOODS WHICH ARE SURROUNDED BY FORESTED FOOTHILLS AND MOUNTAINS.  IT IS IN AN AREA KNOWN IN THE EASTERN US FOR ITS MANY SKI RESORTS AND HAS A RIVER, THE ANDROSCOGGIN, RUNNING THROUGH ITS CENTER.

WITH THE DECLINE OF EMPLOYMENT LEVELS, PARTICULARLY AT THE MILL, THE TOWN HAS DECLINED, POPULATION IS HALF WHAT IT WAS A FEW DECADES AGO AND MANY BEAUTIFUL PROPERTIES ARE IN DISREPAIR.  AN ESPECIALLY NOTABLE EXAMPLE IS THE STRATHGLASS PARK NEIGHBORHOOD.  READ ABOUT RESTORATION EFFORTS HERE.

THE DECLINE OF THE TOWN HAS LEFT MANY BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES UNFILLED, BOTH RETAIL AND INDUSTRIAL.  THE TOWN ACTIVELY SEEKS ENTREPRENEURS AND INVESTORS TO HELP REBUILD THE LOCAL ECONOMY.  READ THE .PDF REPORT ON THE TOWN HERE.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE RE-GROWTH OF RUMFORD, MAINE, PLEASE CONTACT US AT PHILBLAMPIED@GROWRUMFORD.COM


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