Economic Development

Founder of American Unagi LLC grew business at Darling Marine Center, BDN reports

The Bangor Daily News reported Sara Rademaker, the founder of elver-growing startup company American Unagi LLC, grew her business at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole before taking the next step. The company buys elvers, or young eels, from local harvesters and grows them to market size using land-based aquaculture practices. Rademaker […]

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Maine Public’s ‘Speaking in Maine’ runs Dagher’s Mainebiz conference keynote

“Speaking in Maine,” a public affairs lecture series hosted by Maine Public, ran a keynote address by Habib Dagher, executive director of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center at the University of Maine. Dagher’s address from the Mainebiz “Conference on Maine Energy & How to Build an Economy Around the Energy Industry” discussed Maine’s potential […]

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UMaine, UMM marine experts to present to legislative committee Jan. 17

University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias marine experts will give a 90-minute briefing to the 129th Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Marine Resources during its Jan. 17 meeting that begins at 1 p.m. The intent of the briefing is to provide an overview of the expertise and resources UMaine and UMM have […]

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Applications open for UMaine I-Corps cohort

Applications are being accepted for the first cohort of UMaine I-Corps that will begin Feb. 8. In 2018, the National Science Foundation selected the University of Maine as the state’s first I-Corps Site. I-Corps helps foster innovation and entrepreneurship by providing faculty, staff and students with the tools and guidance needed to identify the market […]

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Mainebiz reports on startups selected for 2019 Top Gun program

The Maine Center for Entrepreneurs announced 46 businesses have been selected for the Top Gun 2019 Class, Mainebiz reported. The announcement was made along with the center’s partners University of Maine, Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, MaineStream Finance and Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation at Thomas College. The Top Gun program is entering […]

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Trostel quoted in Mainebiz article on hiring pressures, employee recruitment

Philip Trostel, an economics and public policy professor at the University of Maine School of Economics and Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, spoke with Mainebiz for the article, “Hiring pressures push companies to unprecedented lengths to find workers.” Maine’s unemployment rate in October was 3.4 percent, according to seasonally adjusted data from the Maine Department […]

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UMaine selected to be state’s first NSF I-Corps Site

The University of Maine has been selected by the National Science Foundation as Maine’s first I-Corps Site. Applications to be part of UMaine’s first I-Corps cohort, which will begin Feb. 8, are being accepted. The site activities help foster innovation and entrepreneurship by providing faculty, staff and students with the tools and guidance needed to […]

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Morning Ag Clips advances UMaine Extension dairy forage conference

Morning Ag Clips published a University of Maine Cooperative news release announcing a Dec. 18 dairy forage conference on growing corn silage in a changing climate. UMaine Extension will host the daylong event at  Governor’s Restaurant in Waterville. The conference will focus on management techniques, variety selection and environmental stewardship to help producers grow healthier, […]

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BDN interviews Blackmer about composting partnership

The Bangor Daily News reported on a $17,500 grant from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection that was awarded to Bó Lait dairy farm and Scrapdogs Community Compost. The grant allows the companies to work together to produce nutrient-dense compost and take food scraps out of the waste stream, according to the article. Travis Blackmer, […]

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