Earn A Living. Have A Life. In Maine’s Northwoods, An Ideal Location For Businesses To Be Inspired By The Magnificent And Awe-inspiring Surroundings.

A pioneering sprit is alive and well along the shores of world famous Moosehead Lake, and creativity and entrepreneurship is encouraged. Tourism, recreation and craftsmanship are all vital to the economy of Greenville and Maine’s North Woods. Businesses and investors seeking a serene location will find an unspoiled landscape where opportunities abound.

The Moosehead Lake Region’s economic strengths are in tourism and recreation, light manufacturing, artisan goods, and forestry.

The largest employers in the region are Charles A. Dean Memorial Hospital (180 employees) and Indian Hill Trading Post (60 employees).


The Moosehead Lake Region is a haven for entrepreneurs, artists, guides, and craftspeople. Our woodsy towns and villages are home to talented individuals hungry for adventure and exploration. Learn more about the makeup of our travelers, makers, and explorers:

Key Stakeholders

  • Town of Greenville
  • Town of Shirley
  • Town of Beaver Cove
  • Rockwood Village
  • Town of Monson
  • Charles A Dean Memorial Hospital and Northwoods Healthcare
  • Greenville Consolidated Schools
  • Weyerhaeuser
  • Forest Society of Maine
  • Maine Appalachian Mountain Club
  • Piscataquis County
  • Somerset County
  • Maine Bureau of Public Lands
  • Maine Office of Tourism
  • Maine Department of Economic Development
  • Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
  • Bangor International Airport
  • Portland International Jetport