Economic Development

The County notes UMaine assistance in structural round timber study

The County noted that University of Maine researchers are helping Original Mass Timber Maine, an initiative from the town of Ashland, study the environmental benefits of structural round timber, which is expected to be more environmentally sustainable than other wood building products. According to the report, “university will also be conducting a cost analysis of […]

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Mainebiz cites UMaine in report of Top Gun winners

Mainebiz cited the University of Maine as a partner in the Top Gun initiative, a program that has assisted more than 300 entrepreneurs in successfully growing their businesses through a combination of structured classroom curriculum and in-depth mentoring. The program concludes with a pitch competition for a $25,000 prize. The Cubby, a Waterville startup that […]

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OneVoice Maine highlights research innovation at UMaine

The spring 2021 edition of OneVoice Maine, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce magazine, focuses on the role innovation has played in Maine’s long-standing traditional industries – farming, fishing, and forestry – in the last century. The magazine’s opening letter cites chamber president Dana Connors and board chair Clif Greim. “Perhaps our state’s biggest incubator for […]

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UMaine, UVM Extensions offer business course for maple syrup producers

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and University of Vermont Extension will offer a weekly four-part business management class for maple syrup producers online from 7–8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays from June 8–29.  “Is My Maple Business Profitable? Finances for Maple Producers“ is designed to provide financial management education for maple business owners and the skills to understand […]

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Sun Journal column cites FBRI initiatives

A Sun Journal column by Elliott Epstein noted that sustainability initiatives, such as those supported by the University of Maine’s Forest Bioproducts Research Institute, represent business opportunities for Maine. 

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Grist Mill bridge in Hampden, Maine

Hampden bridge event celebrates UMaine’s groundbreaking research in sustainable, low-cost transportation solutions 

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins joined Maine Department of Transportation officials, University of Maine researchers, Advanced Infrastructure Technologies (AIT) Bridges and industry partners at the Grist Mill Bridge in Hampden, Maine on May 21 to celebrate the groundbreaking research that is leading the country toward a sustainable, low-cost transportation system of the future. The 75-foot single-span […]

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Media advance business course for maple syrup producers

Morning Ag Clips, The Free Press and the Bangor Daily News promoted a weekly financial workshop for maple syrup producers scheduled for Tuesday evenings June 8–29. “Is My Maple Business Profitable? Finances for Maple Producers,” which is sponsored by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the University of Vermont Extension, is designed to help maple business owners understand […]

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News Center Maine shares reaction from UMS chancellors to state economic recovery plan

News Center Maine shared a joint statement from Dannel Malloy and Joan Ferrini-Mundy on Gov. Janet Mills economic recovery plan. Malloy, University of Maine System chancellor, and Ferrini-Mundy, vice chancellor for research and innovation for UMS noted that the American Rescue Plan funds designated for the System will facilitate development of new research infrastructure that […]

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