Economic Development

UMaine Study Cited in Guest Column for Current

A study by University of Maine economist Todd Gabe was cited in an opinion piece by State Sen. Rebecca Millett for Current. In her column, “Curbing youth obesity in Maine,” Millett cites the UMaine study that predicts the state will spend $1.2 billion in health care costs on complications from childhood obesity.

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Springuel Interviewed for Working Waterfront Article

Natalie Springuel, coastal community development Extension associate with Maine Sea Grant, was quoted in the New Orleans-based Nola.com/The Times-Picayune article “Louisiana’s coastal communities face similar dilemmas as working waterfronts across nation”. Springuel said it’s important to share strategies to “protect working waterfronts that are necessary parts of our local culture and economies.”

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Project>Login Cited in Mainebiz Article

Mainebiz spoke with Tanna Clews, executive director of Educate Maine, about Project>Login, the nonprofit’s collaboration with the University of Maine that aims to attract students to computer technology-related majors and support them throughout their studies. Clews said the initiative to double Maine’s computer science and IT graduates in four years could serve as a model […]

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UMaine Student in Sun Journal Article on Tax Help

The Sun Journal wrote an article about the work of several college students who volunteered for the L-A (Lewiston-Auburn) CA$H Coalition and AARP to help low-income families through the tax process. In “College students pitch in with free tax help,” University of Maine student, Eugene Field, speaks about his positive experience doing volunteer work and […]

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Press Herald Cites UMaine Study in Cruise Ship Article

The Portland Press Herald cited a 2008 study by two University of Maine economists in the article “Carnival ship plans 8 visits to Portland this year.” The study, which was funded by Portland, looked at cruise ship passengers’ economic effects on the city. The study found the average passenger spends $80 to $110 a day […]

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Hopkins, Doctoral Student Interviewed in Mainebiz Article

Mainebiz interviewed Kathy Hopkins, a maple syrup educator with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, and Jenny Shrum, a doctoral biology and ecology student at the University of Maine, for the March 18 article “Maine syrup makers brace for widespread variability.” Hopkins spoke about the unusually warm seasons producers have been seeing in the past […]

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McConnon, Calder in Mainebiz Article

Mainebiz interviewed University of Maine faculty members Jim McConnon and Beth Calder for the March 18  article, “Belfast food hub creates new market forlocal vendors.” McConnon, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension business and economics specialist and professor of economics, explained why a food hub has taken root in Belfast. Calder, a UMaine Extension food […]

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Todd Gabe’s Study Cited in BDN Analysis on Sales Tax Revenues

The Bangor Daily News cited a 2012 study on use tax by University of Maine economics professor Todd Gabe in an analysis on Maine sales tax revenues. The study, which was commissioned by the Retail Association of Maine and the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, found the percentage of Mainers who pay the full use […]

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