Economic Development

Press Herald cites UMaine rockweed data in article on harvesting dispute

Data from the Maine Sea Grant College Program at the University of Maine was cited in the Portland Press Herald article, “Judge rules that rockweed harvesters need landowners’ permission.” Jeff Nichols, spokesperson for the Maine Department of Marine Resources, said there were 134 licensed seaweed harvesters in Maine in 2016. They landed 13,977,313 pounds of […]

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BDN quotes Hopkins in article on increasing popularity of maple sap water

Kathy Hopkins, a maple syrup expert with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke with the Bangor Daily News about the growing popularity of drinking pure maple sap water. “It has a lot of the components that are so good for you,” said Hopkins, who also is a member of the Maine Maple Syrup Association. […]

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Shaler quoted in Mainebiz article on bill to accelerate R&D of building with wood

Mainebiz reported legislation backed by U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King calls for accelerated research and development of using new wood technologies, such as cross-laminated timber, in the construction of buildings over 85 feet high. Collins and King have joined two other senators in re-introducing the Timber Innovation Act, bipartisan legislation being pursued in […]

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WLBZ highlights Innovate for Maine program

WLBZ (Channel 2) highlighted the Innovate for Maine Fellows program, which connects college students with Maine companies to grow and create jobs across the state through innovation and entrepreneurship. “I don’t think that young people aren’t necessarily willing to stay,” says Angela McCue, outreach manager at the Foster Center for Student Innovation. “I think that […]

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Seatrade Cruise News cites UMaine study on passenger spending

A University of Maine School of Economics study on cruise passenger spending was cited in a “Seatrade Cruise News” article. In Bar Harbor, cruise passenger spending had an estimated economic impact of $20.2 million in 2016, according to the study based on 2,231 mail surveys completed by visitors associated with 31 ship ports over 24 […]

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Innovate for Maine program matches interns with growing Maine companies

The University of Maine’s Foster Center for Student Innovation is seeking Maine companies to host interns from the Innovate for Maine Fellows program. Innovate for Maine Fellows connects the best and brightest Maine college students with the state’s most exciting companies as a way to grow and create jobs in Maine through innovation and entrepreneurship. […]

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UMaine Extension launches website to help speciality food producers, AP reports

The Associated Press reported the University of Maine Cooperative Extension has launched a website that aims to help food manufacturers looking to work in specialty products. The Resources for Food Entrepreneurs website has information about Recipe to Market, a UMaine Extension educational program designed for people who want to start specialty food businesses, according to […]

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BDN interviews Hopkins about Maine’s maple season

Kathy Hopkins, a maple syrup expert with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke with the Bangor Daily News for an article about the start of Maine’s maple season. Fluctuating weather conditions in recent years have been keeping maple syrup producers around the state on their toes, according to Hopkins. “These days, with the weather […]

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