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Bangor, ME

Located in central Maine, Bangor offers urban conveniences in a small-town atmosphere. The former "Lumber Capital of the World" spans 34 square miles on the western side of the Penobscot River and is home to about 33,000 residents, including author Stephen King. An affordable cost of living makes this city a desirable place to live.

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In the 1850s, Bangor was one of the busiest ports on the East Coast and engaged in shipbuilding and commerce. But by the 20th century, sawmills and shipyards gave way to the current forest industry, pulp, and paper amid advent of steam and steel.

Today with its diversified economy, the city has become one of the major urban centers of Maine. Bangor, today, maintains the commercial and social center of Northern, Central and Eastern Maine and supports a string of retail and service businesses. The city is also a center for government, education and employment. Service, wholesale/retail trade and government make up 55 percent of Bangor's labor market. The city's top employers include:

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Bangor is famous for its architecture. The city contains a number of Greek Revival, Victorian and Colonial Revival houses, some of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Bangor has only one newspaper, the Bangor Daily News.

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