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MECEP analysis highlights broadband as key tourism investment area

October 17, 2013

Maine Center for Economic Policy releases An Analysis of Investment in Tourism in Western Maine: 2002-2012

This report looks at six categories of tourism investment:

1.Broadband: high-speed internet

2.Conservation: land acquisition to protect water quality, habitat, and other physical features

3.Art and heritage: museums, historic properties, and arts and cultural events

4.Economic development: public facilities and downtown development

5.Outdoor recreation lands: land acquisition to preserve public access for outdoor recreation

6.Green infrastructure: visitor amenities such as trails, parks, scenic byways.