Spotlight on Bowdoin's Backyard

Story posted January 09, 2007

For several years, Brunswick has been heralded in the national media as a great place to live. Money magazine has twice (2000 and 2005) named Brunswick one of the top places in the country to retire. The Wall Street Journal featured Bowdoin prominently in an article in December that also touted Brunswick as a dream retirement destination.

Recently the media spotlight turned 28 miles down the coast, but Bowdoin is still well represented. In calling Portland "a hidden gem" and citing various proclamations by other publications (Portland is among the "Healthiest Cities for Women," "Hottest Cities for Entrepreneurs" and "Best Places for Businesses and Careers"), USA Today featured a quote from Bowdoin Economics Professor David Vail.

Vail helped explain Portlandís popularity by saying, "Portland is a hub for visitors who want to explore lots of different things. Baby boomers with discretionary time and income are neither hard adventurists nor sedentary beachgoers. They look for lots of attractions."

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