Economic Development

Kersbergen speaks with WMTW about cow diet, greenhouse gas research

Richard Kersbergen, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension professor based in Waldo County, spoke with WMTW (Channel 8 in Portland) about research looking at the amount of methane gas emitted from cows and the effects on climate change. Through a partnership with Wolfe’s Neck Farm in Freeport and the University of New Hampshire, UMaine researchers […]

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Gabe quoted in BDN article on Monson revitalization effort

Todd Gabe, an economics professor at the University of Maine, was quoted in the Bangor Daily News article, “A wealthy group bought the heart of a poor Maine town to build an artist colony.” Since October, the nonprofit Libra Foundation has spent $750,000 buying property in Monson, and plans to spend as much as $10 […]

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Research finds technology, skilled workforce, energy important to economic development of U.S. cities

A highly skilled workforce, technology-using companies and energy-based resources are the most important factors supporting economic development in the United States, according to a University of Maine economist. Workforce skills and high-tech businesses are particularly key to the performance of the nation’s largest cities, says Todd Gabe, a professor in UMaine’s School of Economics. In […]

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WABI covers Top Gun regional showcase

WABI (Channel 5) reported on the Top Gun regional showcase held in Bangor. Seven members of the 2017 Top Gun Bangor Region Class competed by pitching their business ideas to a panel of judges who chose two finalists to move on to the final competition in Portland where they could win $10,000. “These entrepreneurs are […]

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Mainebiz reports on AMC, Lanco collaboration for L.L.Bean

Mainebiz reported on a recent collaboration between the Advanced Manufacturing Center at the University of Maine and Westbrook-based Lanco Integrated that has resulted in the building of a new automation machine for L.L.Bean. The machine will be used in the outdoor retailer’s Brunswick manufacturing facility — and is expected to increase production and quality, Mainebiz […]

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AMC, Westbrook company collaborate to build automation machine for L.L.Bean

A recent collaboration between the Advanced Manufacturing Center at the University of Maine and a southern Maine company has resulted in the building of a new automation machine for L.L.Bean. The machine, which automates the stitching process for the base of L.L. Bean’s tote bags, will be used in the outdoor retailer’s Brunswick manufacturing facility. […]

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UMaine awarded $1M for projects to boost state’s rural economy, media report

The Associated Press, Maine Public, Mainebiz and WABI (Channel 5) reported the University of Maine will receive more than $1 million in federal money for projects focused on improving the rural economy in the state. The money is from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative. UMaine researchers Jessica Leahy and Mindy […]

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Three UMaine projects awarded USDA funding to strengthen economy of rural communities

Three University of Maine projects were awarded a total of more than $1 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture grants to improve sustainable agriculture and help rural communities thrive. The USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded nearly $17.5 million to 47 institutions nationwide. The funding is made possible through NIFA’s Agriculture and […]

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Science360 features UMaine aquaculture research video

A University of Maine video on the state’s aquaculture industry and related research was featured on Science360. For more than four decades, UMaine has conducted research and provided educational outreach related to the farming of aquatic organisms, such as finfish, shellfish or sea vegetables. In 2014, that support took a giant step forward with the […]

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