Economic Development

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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DeSisto discusses production of alternative disinfectant with BDN

William DeSisto, a University of Maine professor of chemical and biomedical engineering, talked with the Bangor Daily News about his efforts to sustainability produce a cost-efficient alternative disinfectant to alcohol-based hand sanitizer. U.S. News and World Report shared the BDN story in a roundup of pandemic-related news from each state. Clean Link also reported on […]

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BDN cites Kelly, Harkins, ASCC partnership in reporting on start-up hub

The Bangor Daily News spoke with Jason Harkins, associate dean of the Maine Business School at the University of Maine, and Renee Kelly, an assistant vice president for innovation and economic development at UMaine, in reporting on small local businesses and start-up companies that have benefitted from partnerships with the University of Maine. Two such […]

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Pen Bay Pilot, BDN cite UMaine donation to WCTC welding program

The Penobscot Bay Pilot and the Bangor Daily News cited a donation of equipment from the University of Maine Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC) to the Waldo County Technical Center (WCTC) welding trades program. John Belding, director of UMaine’s AMC, donated a Computerized Numerical Control plasma table with a plasma cutter power unit which will help WCTC students prepare […]

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