Economic Development

Maine forest

Daigneault looks for prosperity through the trees

Adam Daigneault and colleagues will be working with people in forest-dependent communities to build paths toward prosperity. The University of Maine E.L. Giddings Assistant Professor of Forest, Conservation, and Recreation Policy will utilize a $105,030 grant from the U.S Forest Service to strengthen northern border towns’ resilience and to enhance their economic development. Many northern […]

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Ellsworth American interviews nursing student about Bangor-based nonprofit

The Ellsworth American spoke with Lindsay Bland, a nursing student at the University of Maine, about Bridge Academy, a Bangor-based nonprofit that bridges the college gap and helps students find their way to high-paying jobs with little or no debt. The program began a decade ago as a pilot program at Hermon High School with […]

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WABI reports on tourism, economic development project Undiscovered Maine

WABI (Channel 5) detailed Undiscovered Maine, a University of Maine tourism and economic development research project in which students learn web and social media strategies while offering assistance to small businesses in Aroostook County, the Down East region, and the western lakes and mountains. “It involves a lot of research. It involves marketing. It involves […]

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Innovate for Maine Fellows opens applications for students, companies

The University of Maine’s Foster Center for Student Innovation seeks Maine students and Maine companies to participate in the 2020 Innovate for Maine Fellows internship program. Innovate for Maine Fellows connects the best and brightest Maine college students with the state’s most exciting companies as a way to grow and create jobs in Maine through […]

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UMPI, Graduate School of Business team to expand opportunities

The University of Maine at Presque Isle has helped develop another opportunity for the business community in northern Maine. Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce members and their employees, as well as members of Momentum Aroostook, will receive a 12% tuition discount on MaineMBA courses at the University of Maine Graduate School of Business. The discount […]

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Mainebiz reports on startups selected for 2020 Top Gun program

Mainebiz reported the Maine Center for Entrepreneurs announced 44 businesses have been selected for the Top Gun 2020 Class. The announcement was made along with the center’s partners the University of Maine, Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, Focus Maine, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, the Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation at Thomas […]

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Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition information sessions begin Jan. 31

The Graduate School and Foster Center for Student Innovation are co-sponsoring the UMaine Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition.  All finalists will be invited to give their presentations at the University of Maine Student Symposium on April 17. First prize is $500, second prize is $300 and third prize is $200. The first-prize winner also will be […]

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President Ferrini-Mundy talks with PPH about Roux Institute

Joan Ferrini-Mundy, president of the University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias, was quoted in a Portland Press Herald story about Northeastern University’s plan to create a graduate school and research center in Portland that offers certificate programs, master’s degrees and doctorates in machine learning and artificial intelligence, with an emphasis on life […]

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McConnon quoted in PPH piece about growth of specialty food, beverage businesses

James C. McConnon Jr. talked with the Portland Press Herald for its story about the rising number of specialty food and beverage businesses in the state. McConnon, a Cooperative Extension business and economics specialist and economics professor at the University of Maine, said according to federal census data, the number of food and beverage manufacturing […]

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