Economic Development

Dumas talks different pesto vatiaties with BDN

Rob Dumas, University of Maine food science pilot plant manager, spoke with the Bangor Daily News about making different kinds of pesto. “Parsley is probably my all time favorite herb,” Dumas said. “It’s very good for you, it stays delicious all the time [and] it makes a wonderful pesto kind of thing.”

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Media report UMS considering hotel development at UMaine

Mainebiz, the Bangor Daily News and Commercial Construction and Renovation reported that the University of Maine System is considering a proposal to develop a boutique hotel at UMaine by retrofitting two vacant campus buildings. System trustees will review the plan to remodel Coburn and Holmes Halls and build an addition on Holmes Hall later this month. The […]

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Sun Journal speaks with Crawley about Maine’s real estate market

The Sun Journal talked with Andrew Crawley, an assistant professor of economics at the University of Maine and founder of the Maine Regional Economic Forecast Lab, who predicts that real estate prices will eventually fall but not significantly like they did during the 2008 recession. Centralmaine.com shared the Sun Journal story.

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Centralmaine.com cites Golet in story about bluefin tuna fishery in Maine

Centralmaine.com talked with Walt Golet, an assistant professor with the School of Marine Sciences at the University of Maine, about the bluefin fishery in Maine. Golet’s research uses data about bluefin tuna landings gathered by fishermen and DNA analysis to understand how the fish tap into habitats across the North Atlantic to feed and grow.

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Trostel speaks with Press Herald about labor market, unemployment in Maine

Phil Trostel, a University of Maine professor of economics and public policy, spoke with the Portland Press Herald about the labor market and unemployment in Maine. He noted that enhanced unemployment benefits offered during the pandemic might be influencing workers by providing them with the flexibility to look for a job they really want. Centralmaine.com […]

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Kesich’s Centralmaine.com column cites Butler opinion on unemployment

In a Centralmaine.com column about the labor market, Greg Kesich cites a Bangor Daily News opinion by Sandy Butler, a professor of social work at the University of Maine. Kesich and Butler note that enhanced unemployment benefits are not keeping low-wage earners from working, but they are taking advantage of the opportunity to find new […]

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Media advance July 21 survey results discussion

Morning Ag Clips, the Bangor Daily News, the Sun Journal, The Piscataquis Observer, Centralmaine.com and Mainebiz advanced the virtual “Ag Survey Results Panel Discussion,” to be hosted by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension at 1 p.m. July 21. Members of UMaine Extension, agricultural organizations and state agencies in Maine will share the results of a number of surveys seeking to identify […]

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