2014-2015 Collaboration with the City of Bangor
Revitalizing Bangor: Keeping Professionals in Central Maine
Cameron Huston, Sarah Nicols, Spencer Warmuth, Gareth Warr
This year-long study was conducted in collaboration with City Councilors Gibran Graham and Ben Sprague. Students in Professor Rob Glover’s Practicum in Engaged Policy Studies worked with Councilors Graham over the course of the year to frame the question, strategize about how to collect relevant data, execute the project and present results to the Bangor City Council, as well as distribute the report to relevant stakeholders at the University of Maine and the greater Bangor area more broadly. The central question of the project is what factors drive recent graduates graduating from the University of Maine to stay in the region. In addition to collaborating with the City of Bangor, we worked with The University of Maine Alumni Association and the Bangor Daily News to target a sample of current students, and alumni who had stayed within the region. The links below will take you to research reports and presentations produced as a result of the project.