Economic Development

Mainebiz quotes Armstrong in article on state’s cranberry industry

Charlie Armstrong, a cranberry specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke with Mainebiz for an article about the state’s cranberry industry. Bloomberg recently reported the nation’s cranberry processors are awaiting word from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on whether surplus yields can be composted. The national surplus also is affecting Maine’s industry, according […]

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UMaine awarded grant for potato research, media report

WABI (Channel 5), WVII (Channel 7), Mainebiz, The Associated Press and WAGM (Channel 8 in Presque Isle) reported the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture recently awarded the University of Maine $388,000 for potato research. UMaine will serve as the lead on an eastern United States potato breeding project focused […]

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UMaine cited in BDN article on starting a Maine business

The University of Maine Office of Innovation and Economic Development was mentioned in the Bangor Daily News article, “10 lessons learned about starting your own Maine business.” At a recent “Dirigo Speaks: The Next Act” event at the Bangor Public Library, three Mainers shared their stories about starting a business after the age of 50, […]

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WABI visits CCAR in report on aquaculture in Maine

WABI (Channel 5) visited the University of Maine’s Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research (CCAR) in Franklin for a report about aquaculture. “In the last say two to five years, the number of sea farmers in Maine has really exploded,” said Susan Brawley, a UMaine professor in the School of Marine Sciences. Her work at CCAR […]

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New potato variety available at harvest festival, supermarkets, media report

The Associated Press, Fiddlehead Focus, WAGM (Channel 8 in Presque Isle), WABI (Channel 5) and WVII (Channel 7) reported a new potato variety developed by the Maine Potato Board and University of Maine was once again available at the Maine Harvest Festival in Bangor. The Caribou Russet was made available to consumers for the first […]

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UMaine spinoff company wins regional BigGig, Maine Startups Insider reports

Maine Startups Insider reported a medical simulation startup founded by University of Maine students won the Bangor region’s BigGig pitch event. The company, Zephyrus Simulation LLC, was spun off from a product developed by a group of bioengineering students, according to the article. The product began as a $500 prototype of a manikin with a […]

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Press Herald cites economic study in report on female head brewers in Maine

A study released by the Maine Brewers’ Guild and conducted by the University of Maine School of Economics was cited in the Portland Press Herald article, “Ranks of female head brewers show signs of growth in Maine.” The economic study produced earlier this year found that breweries added $228 million to the Maine economy in […]

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AMC mentioned in EdTech article on university manufacturing centers

The Advanced Manufacturing Center at the University of Maine was mentioned in the EdTech: Focus on Higher Education article, “University manufacturing centers prove a boon for industry, too.” Companies rely on ­academic programs for both industrial research and future employees, according to Kurt Goodwin, general manager of Advanced Manufacturing Works for GE Power Systems. The […]

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Kelp

Nayak, Beal aim to bolster seaweed, blue mussel production

Editor’s note: story updated Nov. 3 Aquaculture companies in Maine are at the forefront of efforts to culture high-quality seafood products. While the industry has grown in the last five years, those seeking to further expand face serious challenges. Two awards from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will support research projects designed to overcome […]

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