Economic Development

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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Dagher discusses floating offshore wind power with Maine Public

Habib Dagher, director of the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center, discussed the research and economic prospects of floating offshore wind power development with Maine Public. “The engineering challenges we’ve solved relatively quickly,” Dagher said. “But it’s really the business end of it, how do we make it in Maine, how do we […]

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Media report on study of climate change impacts on blueberry barrens

The Bangor Daily News, Mainebiz, Morning Ag Clips, the Penobscot Bay Pilot and Eurasia Review, picked up a University of Maine news release highlighting research which shows that the blueberry barrens of Downeast Maine are warming at a faster rate than the rest of Maine, suggesting that unique strategies to mitigate climate change are required to sustain the […]

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