Younger business people are flocking to an Aroostook city

CARIBOU, Maine — As Aroostook County continues to battle with youth out-migration, just one town is a promising vacation spot for younger entrepreneurs.

Caribou, together with the neighboring city of Presque Isle, saw a 9.2 % drop in populace about the past decade, higher than Aroostook’s overall drop of 7.1 per cent, according to the U.S. census. As of 2020, the city experienced a inhabitants of 7,396 folks in comparison with 8,189 in 2010.

Those people figures have urged city leaders to connect with latest and aspiring business enterprise house owners and invest in sources that make Caribou much more beautiful to artistic-minded young folks. It is an ambitious venture for a metropolis that does not have an financial improvement director, but city management working together is building it materialize, in accordance to several young business owners who are opening store or increasing their by now profitable enterprises.