Younger business people are flocking to an Aroostook metropolis

CARIBOU, Maine — As Aroostook County carries on to struggle with youth out-migration, just one town is a promising destination for young business people.

Caribou, alongside with the neighboring town of Presque Isle, saw a 9.2 per cent decrease in population more than the previous decade, increased than Aroostook’s in general decrease of 7.1 per cent, according to the U.S. Census. As of 2020, the city experienced a population of 7,396 individuals in comparison with 8,189 in 2010.

Individuals figures have urged town leaders to talk with current and aspiring business proprietors and commit in methods that make Caribou a lot more beautiful to creative-minded young people. It is an bold undertaking for a metropolis that does not have an financial improvement director, but town leadership performing together is making it occur, in accordance to numerous young entrepreneurs who are opening shop or growing their by now profitable enterprises.