Economic Development

CBC News mentions UMaine taste test in article on invasive green crabs

A taste test conducted at the University of Maine was mentioned in a CBC News report about how food scientists are exploring ways to turn the European green crab into a lucrative commercial industry. The invasive species can quickly devastate marine plants that provide food and habitat to other creatures, and also devour sea critters […]

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WVII reports on honey, maple syrup production study

WVII (Channel 7) reported the University of Maine is working with the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor on a project that aims to help honey and maple producers in the state. The three-year study, which was awarded  $498,462 from the USDA, aims to increase knowledge of the production and marketing challenges and opportunities […]

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UMaine awarded grant for Atlantic salmon farming research, Mainebiz reports

Mainebiz reported the University of Maine is one of six companies to receive a Maine Technology Institute TechStart grant. The salmon louse is a common parasite affecting the Atlantic salmon farming industry that causes global economic losses in excess of $750 million a year, according to the article. The $4,500 TechStart grant, which will be […]

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Marine biology, aquaculture major speaks with Mainebiz about STEM jobs

Isaiah Mansour, a double major in marine biology and aquaculture at the University of Maine, spoke with Mainebiz for an “Inside the Notebook” column titled “Where will Maine’s STEM students go to work?” The author recently talked with Kevin Strange, president of the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, about entrepreneurship and STEM education in […]

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Sen. King mentions UMaine in Mainebiz interview focused on energy, economy

U.S. Sen. Angus King mentioned the University of Maine during an interview with Mainebiz that focused on energy. King also shared his thoughts on strengthening the state’s economy by expanding broadband in rural areas and finding new uses for forest products. In response to a question about the shutdown of many paper mills, King said […]

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UMaine mentioned in Mainebiz article on Top Gun Showcase winners

Mainebiz reported on the final competition in this year’s Top Gun Showcase. The Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development, along with its partners, the University of Maine, MaineStream Finance and the Lewiston/Auburn Economic Growth Council, announced the winners of this year’s Top Gun Showcase, June 7 in Portland. Eight participants from the Bangor, Rockport, Lewiston/Auburn and […]

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NOAA recommends UMaine fisheries projects for funding, Mainebiz reports

Mainebiz and the Associated Press reported the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has recommended over $1.5 million in Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program funding for six fisheries research projects in Maine, including two at the University of Maine. The goal of the Saltonstall-Kennedy program is to fund projects that address the needs of fishing communities, optimize economic […]

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