NETWORK AND POLICY DEVELOPMENT

Since 2010 the Consortium has worked to strengthen relationships among tourism stakeholders across the region through a series of Maine Woods Destination Rallies.

These events have built regional destination development capacity by creating opportunities for participants to network with peers from across the region, providing access and exposure to state, regional national and regional experts.

The next Maine Woods Destination Rally is scheduled for May 16-17, 2018 in Greenville. It will feature a tour of destination assets in the Moosehead Lake region and a strategic scenario planning process led by the international consulting firm Future IQ.


Rural Destination Development Specialist

In 2015, the Consortium worked with network partners from across the Maine Woods to lead efforts to create a new Rural Destination Development Specialist position within the Maine Office of Tourism.  This new position is now delivering information and technical assistance to communities across Maine to help them understand and implement rural destination development strategies.