Economic Development

Maine Public cites UMaine hospitality study in restaurant story

Maine Public cited a study from University of Maine economists in a story titled “Maine Restaurants Beef Up Outdoor Dining Spaces To Survive Wintertime.” According to the study, taxable sales for the Maine hospitality industry decreased 34% between the periods of January–July of last year and January–July of 2019.

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Crawley to join ‘Maine Calling’ program about state economic outlook

Andrew Crawley, an assistant professor of regional economic development, will participate in a ”Maine Calling” discussion about the 2021 economic outlook for Maine. The program will air at 11 a.m. and again at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15.  Yellow Light Breen, president and CEO of the Maine Development Foundation, and Gary Vogel, past president […]

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Center Square cites UMaine study of economic impact of snowmobiling

In an article about the state’s outdoor recreation economy, The Center Square cited a 2020 report on the impact of snowmobiling in Maine, which was co-authored by University of Maine student Ian Hathaway with Jessica Leahy and Mindy Crandall, faculty in the School of Forest Resources. The Washington Examiner shared the Center Square story.

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Mainebiz, BDN report on $4.8 million grant for bioproduct development

Mainebiz picked up a University of Maine news release highlighting an award of $4.8 million from the Defense Logistics Agency Energy Readiness Program to UMaine’s Forest Bioproducts Research Institute (FBRI). According to Hemant Pendse, FBRI director, the grant will support significant facility upgrades and continuing research into the development of novel products, including alternative fuels, […]

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Press Herald mentions UMaine in coverage of solar power expansion

The Portland Press Herald mentioned a partnership between the University of Maine and BlueWave Solar in reporting about increasing demand for land to support solar energy infrastructure. UMaine will collaborate with BlueWave to evaluate the impact of installing solar panels on a 10-acre blueberry farm in Rockport. 

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