Golden Talks Rural Jobs, Economic Growth at Millinocket Town Hall
EAST MILLINOCKET— Dozens of Mainers joined Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) at the Katahdin Higher Education Center in East Millinocket for a town hall on Monday night. At the town hall, Golden and his constituents discussed a range of ideas and proposals to grow the economy and create good jobs in rural Maine as well as the environment in Washington that is holding back progress on these issues.
Golden’s town hall was free and open to the public. Former Congressman Mike Michaud served as the event moderator.
Congressman Golden and the audience discussed the importance of broadband access for rural Maine and the need for workforce development to attract new businesses to towns like East Millinocket and Lincoln. He also updated attendees on his work in the House Small Business Committee, where he will soon introduce a bill to help rural small businesses connect with the ‘last-mile’ of broadband infrastructure.
Congressman Golden is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure. He was appointed to the House Task Force on Rural Broadband earlier this year. In March, Golden held a health care town hall in Farmington.