Member of the committee Steve Campbell said "Awesome I mean I think wow. We haven't heard anything like that in a long time. I think it's really...I mean I can't say enough about it."
He has two sons and say they are lucky enough to have jobs here, but hope this will help future generations. "But I've got grand kids that I'm sure I've thought would have to leave, and with this announcement that's a major thing" said Campbell.
Knife's Edge owner Micheal Bragdon said "I would love to see my kids stay here, but to be honest with you there's nothing for young people here. So they move away as soon as they graduate."
One resident said "Maybe some would stay here and that would give us more kids and that would keep the town going. Actually right now I think it's dying pretty quick because most of the people are older."
The mills were opened and closed numerous times. Some residents say they are taking a wait a see the approach to Monday's announcement.
"We've had false hopes brought to us before so right now I'm cautiously optimistic" said Bragdon.
He says they need more than just tourism in Millinocket. "An industry would be fantastic."
Residents say any sort of jobs that come to Millinocket are great. "It's really good it's a nice town, nice people, and it just needs some more work."