In the Moosehead Region of Maine, community leaders are working with optimism and action in the face of economic and demographic decline to create a prospering place built on their tremendous natural and cultural strengths. Future iQ produced the Moosehead Region Benchmark Report to help Moosehead leaders chart a path for their future by understanding the challenges and successes of other similar communities. The report examines the Moosehead Region and comparison communities with similarly sized populations and similarly expansive land set asides for the use and enjoyment of the public. What do Cook County, MN, Wallowa County, OR, Estes Park, CO, Great Smokey National Park gateway communities, and Acadia National Park gateway communities have in common with the Moosehead Region—they are all similarly older than the US average, they all have disproportionate jobs in hospitality and food service related occupations. What do Cook County, MN and the Moosehead Region have in common—a high proportion of seasonal residences. What do Wallowa County, OR and the Moosehead Region have in common—they both have high proportions of farming, fishing, and forestry occupations relative to the US average. Can understanding challenges and successes in similar places help you chart a successful path for the future?