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PBRCC Letter to the Editor

Posted Wednesday, October 22, 2014

This letter is written on behalf of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce regarding the tannery property and discussions currently occurring about options for this property in Camden. As a membership driven organization, representing 1,000+ businesses across Knox, Waldo and Lincoln counties, the Chamber acts as the voice of business in the region and is driven to be a catalyst organization that ensures our region is a vibrant place to do business, live and work.

The Chamber would like to encourage the community to keep its options open in regard to business and economic development for the region, when considering future uses for the tannery site. The need is present to keep commercial zones open for future job growth. Our year-round community is dependent on the opportunity for businesses to be able to grow, expand and to create jobs. Together we can all move forward in finding a balanced approach that supports business and entrepreneurial design, while keeping the character we love intact.

Our goal continues to be serving as an advocate for local business and supporting the work of our many members. We encourage our communities to continue making strides in retaining a vision that make business, along with neighborhood enhancement, a viable option. This is a long-term decision that will serve us all well.

Staci Coomer
Executive Director
Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce