Live & Work

Visitors often comment that Piscataquis County reminds them of a Norman Rockwell painting. We are fortunate to enjoy a thriving small town heritage that many people assume vanished decades ago.

Ours is a region where wondering eyes can still look to the heavens and see the stars; where after a dayís work itís time to grab a fishing pole and head off to a favorite trout pond. The pace of life is a little slower here, the communities a little smaller, the neighborhoods more closely knit. It allows more time to enjoy the outdoor recreation, local fairs and festivals, and cultural offerings away from the rush of everyday life elsewhere in the world.

Piscataquis County also offers employment opportunities from a diverse number of small businesses and some of the larger businesses in the entire region, including Lumbra Hardwoods, Pleasant River Lumber, Hibbard Skilled Nursing Center, Mayo Regional Hospital, the Charlotte White Center, JSI Store Fixtures, Hardwood Products Company and more. For information on job opportunities in the region, please call us at 564-7533 or visit our job posting page here.


Two Proud Graduates

Schools in Piscataquis County are the heart of the community. The buildings are used day and night -- for classes, performances and meetings -- and the doors are open for a lifetime of learning opportunities.

For information regarding local schools offering K-12 education, visit our town information page. There are also a number adult education, distance learning and high-education options available in the region, including:

  • UMO / UMA Continuing and Distance Education ( Link )
  • Eastern Maine Community College ( Link )
  • Penquis Higher Education Center ( Link )

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Economic Development

The Piscataquis County Economic Development Council (PCEDC) is a local organization dedicated to promoting economic development in Piscataquis County. The PCEDC's primary focus is on attracting businesses to the County and retaining local businesses and assisting in their growth and developing and promoting the County's unique culture and heritage. The PCEDC also works to develop and grow tourism in the County and remote development of the County's communities.

You can learn more about the PCEDC by visiting their website.

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