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Building a Vibrant Maine Economy. A Virtual Conference.

Building a Vibrant Maine Economy...A Virtual Conference

Sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank

Maine's economy faces many complex challenges in the years ahead. Economic development professionals, policymakers and others involved in supporting and enhancing Maine's economic development efforts are looking for credible, research-based information upon which to base state and local policies and program efforts. To address this important need, the University of Maine's School of Economics organized a Web-based conference, "Building a Vibrant Maine Economy," featuring cutting-edge research on several critically important topics affecting the future vitality of Maine's economy.

Conference Introduction:

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Research-based Presentations on Building a Vibrant Maine Economy:

Todd Gabe
The Knowledge Economy with Professor Todd Gabe (Jan. 26)

Gary Hunt
Maine's Brain Gain with Professor Gary Hunt (Feb. 2)

Terry Porter
Bottom-Up Business Innovation with Professor Terry Porter (Feb. 9)

Philip Trostel
Investing in Maine College Students with Professor Philip Trostel (Feb. 16)


Catherine Reilly, State Economist, Maine State Planning Office

Peter Vigue, President & CEO, Cianbro Companies

This conference is brought to you by: the University of Maine School of Economics; the University of Maine's Maine Business School; the University of Maine College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture; and University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

If you would like to be added to the School of Economics' mailing list to receive information related to economic development in Maine, please send your name, mailing address and email to In the subject line, please write "VME."


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