Economic Development

Harkins plugs Blitz in Mainebiz

Jason Harkins talked with Mainebiz about Blitz, a free virtual conference 12:45–4:45 p.m. Thursday, July 23 that seeks to provide entrepreneurs with valuable information and business connections during the pandemic. Harkins is an associate professor of entrepreneurship at the University of Maine, cofounder of Blitz, a downtown Bangor business owner and co-managing director of Scratchpad […]

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Media highlight UMaine’s assistance for new RAS facility

Mainebiz and The Ellsworth American highlighted the University of Maine assisting Kingfish Maine, a Dutch land-based aquaculture company, in building a recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) facility in Jonesport. UMaine conducted a study on the economic effects of the project on Jonesport for the company. The preliminary data from the study “shows a potential value-added, multiplier impact […]

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WABI interviews Dagher about saving lives with local innovation

WABI (Channel 5) interviewed Habib Dagher, founding executive director of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center, about the impacts of ballistic technology developed at the University of Maine. “I was in my office, and I got a call one day,” Dagher said. “Someone from the Army, someone in Afghanistan that said, ‘thank you very much. […]

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Mainebiz posts release about Neuright being awarded grant

Mainebiz shared a University of Maine media release about the university biotech spinoff Neuright, Inc. being awarded $225,000 through the National Science Foundation’s Small Business Technology Transfer program. Magdalena Blaszkiewicz, who earned a doctoral degree in biomedical sciences, and Kristy Townsend, associate professor of neurobiology, co-founded the company. The goal is to develop diagnostic and […]

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MaineToday Media announces Ferda Farms in Greenlight Maine’s collegiate challenge finale

The Portland Press Herald and Centralmaine.com promoted that Ferda Farms, representing the University of Maine, is competing for the $25,000 grand prize in Greenlight Maine’s collegiate challenge. Greenlight Maine is a television pitch competition that promotes small businesses. Other finalists are Easy Eats, representing Colby College, and Green Bait, representing the University of New England. […]

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News Center Maine highlights UMaine professor, graduate students forecasting economic fallout of COVID-19

News Center Maine reported on Andrew Crawley and six University of Maine graduate students helping state officials estimate the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Crawley, an assistant professor of regional economic development with the UMaine School of Economics, and his students have been working with the State Economist’s Office to develop forecasts for how […]

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‘The Maine Question’ looks at impact of COVID-19 on tourism, economy

Maine, also called Vacationland, is a favorite destination for visitors. Especially in the summer.  What impact might the pandemic have on tourism, tax revenue and the overall economy? Those are topics on this week’s “The Maine Question” podcast. This week, host Ron Lisnet talks with Andrew Crawley, a University of Maine assistant professor of regional […]

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