(left photo) Paul Towle, Rotarian host, introduces Bob Dorsey, President and CEO, Aroostook Partnership (AP) (right photo) Bob explains the AP concept

Bob Dorsey, President & CEO, Aroostook Partnership (AP) recently visited the club and spoke concerning “Aroostook County Workforce & Economic Trends”. Bob stated that the AP concept is to have “One Focused Economic Development Team” having a private sector segment, business administration segment, and a singular investment structure with one collaborative voice. The “One Private/Public Team” concept currently involves “Investors, Developers & Educators Committed To Economic Growth in Northern Maine”. This three-pronged approach features local, state, regional, and national private equity investment partners, an education segment that includes UMPI, UMFK (University of Maine Presque Isle and Fort Kent respectively), NMCC (Northern Maine Community College), and Husson University together with NMDC (Northern Maine Development Commission). Bob also addressed activity in forestry, manufacturing, energy/renewable energy, diversified agriculture, and the need for countywide broadband service. For additional program information and contact information you may visit the AP website:http://www.appme.org/ 

Bob speaks to the AP initatives                  Bob addresses challenges 

Paul presents club tote to Bob