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:
- 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
- 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
Town of Greenville
Welcome to Greenville, Maine, the gateway to the great North Woods! The spirit of Greenville to this day is marked by the pioneering spirit of its settlers and their extraordinary willingness to help each other.
Town of Shirley
Town of Beaver Cove
One of the first questions people ask is where is Beaver Cove? Some say they have driven through it but never see any people and few homes or camps. Well we’ll tell you about our little hidden town in the forests of northern Maine. Beaver Cove is surrounded by forest on three sides and Moosehead Lake on the other side. We are located on the east side of Moosehead Lake about 6 miles on the east side of the lake. To get here you would travel the only paved road (Lily Bay Road) north towards Lily Bay State Park and eventually to the last town of Kokadjo where the paved road ends and the Golden Road begins. As you enter into our community the only building you will see is our new Town Office on the right. It was built in 2004. Our office is open Thursday & Fridays 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.. We have a library in the community for people to enjoy. Stop in and say Hello! On the left side of the road is where 99% of all the homes and camps are located. Most of these you can’t see from the paved road because of the forest that they are built in. When you turn left you will find the unpaved roads where everyone lives. Our dirt roads are among the best in the State and we take pride in their upkeep and dust control. There are about 95 residents along with 10 children that live here year round. We are basically a seasonal community, where people come and go year round. Most of us who live here year round are retired and enjoy the 4-season living. If everyone who owned homes and camps would show up at one time we would easily have over 500 people in our community maybe even more.
The village of Rockwood is nestled in between Greenville and Jackman. This quaint north country village is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike, yet in close proximity to the amenities available in nearby towns. With an abundance of lodging options, a handful of restaurants, gas station, post office, equipment rentals and guide services, this unorganized territory is able to offer visitors and residents a great number of services. Rockwood is ideal for several outdoor recreational activities year-round such as snowshoeing, cross country skiing, shed hunting, fishing, hunting, wildlife and wilderness photography, kayaking and so much more. If you are looking for some tranquility, Rockwood is the destination for you!
Town of Monson
Monson is a town in Piscataquis County, Maine, United States. The population was 686 at the 2010 census. The town is located on Route 15 which is a somewhat major route north to the well known Moosehead Lake Region, to which Monson is sometimes considered a gateway. This route ultimately leads to the Canadian Province of Quebec. The town is well known in local and state history, but is minimally known elsewhere, although contributions by the town, and its location are notable. It is the last town located on the Appalachian Trail at the beginning (or end) of the 100-Mile Wilderness. It is not uncommon to see many hikers in town resting before (or after) their trip into the Wilderness, and several lodging places in town cater directly to these hikers.
Charles A Dean Memorial Hospital and Northwoods Healthcare
Charles A. Dean Memorial Hospital (C. A. Dean) is a 25-bed critical access hospital nestled near the shores of Moosehead Lake in Greenville, Maine. C.A. Dean is also the home to Northwood Healthcare, a primary care practice with offices in Greenville, Monson and Sangerville. C.A. Dean is proud member of EMHS. Opened in 1911 to administer the healthcare needs of the local community, tourists, and lumbermen, C. A. Dean’s hospital remains an important resource for the year-round and seasonal residents as well as the tourists that it serves. Our 25-bed critical access hospital provides acute, skilled, and nursing facility beds. CA Dean also provides 24-hour emergency medical services, including an ambulance and a full service Emergency Department, three family practice locations, diagnostic services, laboratory, digital imaging, CT scan, ultrasound, mammography, rehabilitation services, as well as, podiatry, and general and orthopedic surgery.
Greenville Consolidated Schools
Greenville Middle/High School is a public secondary school in Greenville, Piscataquis County, Maine. Grades 9–12 have 89 students and plays Class D athletics. In June 2010, it was named one of the top 1,000 high schools in the United States and one of four on the list from Maine.
Weyerhaeuser owns 865,000 acres in Maine and nearly half of this land is located in the majestic Moosehead Lake Region. This area of Maine has been a working forest for generations and remains almost the same today as it did centuries ago. In 2012, Weyerhaeuser received State approval of the Moosehead Concept Plan, a landscape level land use plan, which ensures that approximately 363,000 acres of its land in the Moosehead Lake Region will remain as a working forest forever. This accounts for 96 percent of all of the land that Weyerhaeuser owns north of Greenville. Implementation of this plan, which also addresses ecological resources, recreational benefits, economic development, regional planning, wildlife habitat and more, is now under way and provides the region with a predictable future.
Forest Society of Maine
The Forest Society of Maine (FSM) is a state-wide land trust particularly focused on Maine’s North Woods, the largest expanse of forestland east of the Rocky Mountains. FSM is made up of people who care about the future of this great forest, with its 5,000 lakes, its more than 4,000 acres of canoeable rivers and streams, its 12 million acres of productive forestlands, and its abundance and diversity of wildlife. We want this great and unique forest to endure. FSM has helped pioneer landscape-scale forestland conservation through the development and implementation of conservation easements to sustain the ecological, economic, cultural, and recreational values of Maine’s forests. Since the organization was founded in 1984, FSM has helped conserve and now oversees easements on more than a million acres of forestland in towns from Van Buren to Porter and Attean Township to Amherst. FSM strives to encourage thoughtful dialogue and conservation actions that encompass the full array of interests and ownerships in Maine’s North Woods.
Maine Appalachian Mountain Club
The Maine Woods Initiative is the Appalachian Mountain Club’s strategy for land conservation in the 100-Mile Wilderness region. The Initiative is an innovative approach to conservation that combines outdoor recreation, resource protection, sustainable forestry, and community partnerships. To date, AMC has purchased and permanently conserved 70,000 acres of forest land, created over 120 miles of recreational trails, opened three sporting camps to the public, established an FSC-certified sustainable forestry operation, and developed a partnership with local Piscataquis County schools. Read AMC’s Contributions to the Maine Economy.
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
22% of Moosehead residents have earned a bachelor’s or graduate degree
38% Between 2000 and 2012, the proportion of residents with a bachelor’s degree or higher increased by 38%
8.1% of Moosehead residents have earned an associate degree