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UMaine-led forest project will get up to $6M

Posted on August 28, 2019

By Staff, Mainebiz • August 28, 2019 A University of Maine-led project to track changes in the state’s vast forest ecosystem has been awarded up to $6 million in federal...

Grant to MDI Bio Lab will support research on stress

Posted on August 29, 2019

By Staff, Mainebiz • August 29, 2019 Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory announced this week a grant to study genetic factors that cause chronic stress. James Coffman, a developmental biologist...

PVAEC offers full slate of classes

Posted on August 30, 2019
Penquis Higher Education Center front entry

Stuart Hedstrom, Piscataquis Observer • August 30, 2019 DOVER-FOXCROFT — Residents of the region looking to improve their lives through various academic and career programs can do so through the...

Brand refresh and new website showcase EMDC

Posted on August 14, 2019

Staff, Piscataquis Observer • August 15, 2019 One year after announcing new President & CEO, Lee Umphrey, EMDC continues to evolve with a brand refresh and new website at

Mudgett retires after three decades with Workforce Development

Posted on September 20, 2019
Theresa Mudgett receives sentiment from Lee Umphrey and Jon Farley

Staff, Piscataquis Observer • September 20, 2019 Theresa Mudgett, career pathways manager in Dover-Foxcroft, has retired after 31 years of providing Workforce Development services. Mudgett began her career in Workforce...

Business, Community and Workforce Partners Recognized

Posted on December 4, 2019

Eastern Maine Development Corporation is pleased to recognize partners who join them in promoting economic vibrancy through collaboration and delivery of hands-on services at their Annual Community Awards Ceremony on...

MCF awards $100K in grants to boost connectivity statewide

Posted on December 5, 2019

By Mainebiz The Maine Community Foundation on Wednesday announced more than $100,000 in grant awards to Monson, Portland and seven other beneficiaries, for initiatives aimed at boosting high-speed internet services statewide....

EMDC applauds local business leaders

Posted on December 6, 2019

By Fox ABC Maine BANGOR – Eastern Maine Development Corp. honored local business leaders Thursday at Husson University. Four different awards were presented to EMDC partners who development corporation officials...

Newsworthy people and performances for Dec. 9, 2019

Posted on December 9, 2019

Mainebiz Eastern Maine Development Corp. in Bangor said it was one of 66 organizations nationwide recognized with a “2019 Impact Award” from the National Association of Development Organizations.

EMDC Issues RFP: Snow Removal Winter 2019-2020

Posted on November 4, 2019

Eastern Maine Development Corporation is currently requesting proposals for the snow removal, sanding and ice melt services for the winter months of 2019-2020 (November 2019– April 2020). General Conditions The...

Building to become entrepreneurship center in Machias

Posted on October 11, 2019

The Quoddy Tides by Lora Whelan A long‑vacant storefront in the Machias downtown, the former Nash building, is on the path to becoming the Machias Valley Center for Entrepreneurship. The...

Prepare For Your Future With Career Readiness Seminar

Posted on October 29, 2019

Cindy Campbell, Q106.5 | October 29, 2019 Eastern Maine Development Corporation and Young People in Recovery will host a career readiness workshop tonight in Brewer. Finding the right career path...

Start a new career as a certified nursing assistant

Posted on December 10, 2019

Community Author: Debora Rountree EAST MILLINOCKET — Eastern Maine Community College‘s Katahdin Higher Education Center in East Millinocket is pleased to announce the offering of a certified nursing assistant (CNA)...

Lubec weighs benefits of ATV tourist economy

Posted on December 31, 2019

By Laurie Schreiber The Dennysville Snowmobile & ATV Club has proposed the development of a trail into the town of Lubec, saying the local economy can greatly benefit from Washington...

Forum for Maine’s Equal Rights Amendment

Posted on January 9, 2020

Who: State Representative Lois Reckitt, sponsor of Maine’s ERA legislation; City of Bangor Mayor, Clare Davitt; Eastern Maine Development Corporation President & CEO, Lee Umphrey What: Forum for Maine’s ERA...

Equal Rights Amendment forum held in Bangor

Posted on January 9, 2020

Fox ABC Maine BANGOR- The Eastern Maine Development Corporation held an event to discuss Maine’s Equal Rights Amendment. State Representative Lois Reckitt, the bills sponsor, and Bangor City Council Chair,...

Governor Mills meets with municipal officials

Posted on December 19, 2019

By Fox ABC Bangor BANGOR – Local officials from around the region met with Gov. Janet Mills Wednesday to discuss the issues impacting their cities and towns. “The governor is...

National Monument signs are going up

Posted on December 17, 2019

KATAHDIN REGION – It might be just a sign, but economic officials believe new postings leading to Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument are really a sign of what’s still...

EMDC Offering Free MAA Certification Program

Posted on October 11, 2017

The Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth, Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, Eastern Maine Development Corporation, and the Maine Career Centers are joining together to host a Medical Clinical Assistant Certification...

EMDC Launches Youth Workforce Program

Posted on February 4, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kristin Harmon • (207) 942-6389 Eastern Maine – Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC) is launching a new Youth Work Experience Program for individuals who reside...

EMDC Hosting Public Listening Sessions Across Region

Posted on March 6, 2018

Eastern Maine Development Corporation is looking for your feedback. They will be hosting five listening sessions throughout the region. The sessions are open to the public. They are asking for...

EMDC announces listening sessions

Posted on March 6, 2018

Eastern Maine Development Corporation and the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) planning committee are encouraging community members to join them for five listening sessions throughout our region, beginning on March...

Ellsworth chosen as “Opportunity Zone”

Posted on May 22, 2018

ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth was the only municipality in Hancock County selected as one of Maine’s 32 Opportunity Zones by Governor Paul LePage, according to an announcement made Monday by the...

EMDC brings Futurist to Bangor

Posted on May 31, 2018

Deb Neuman and Michael Aube join George Hale and Ric Tyler to discuss EMDC’s upcoming event, Trends & Technology Reshaping Eastern Maine. The event is led by Strategic Foresight Consultant...

Entrepreneurs will rebuild rural Maine

Posted on January 31, 2020

By Jessica Masse, Opinion guest column • January 30, 2020 11:00 am When Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, visited our business in the spring of 2017, he told us he...

Katahdin Region Development Board Leads Revival

Posted on February 4, 2020

As Maine celebrates 200 years of statehood, one of her most spectacular and cherished regions is alive, vibrant and reinvigorated–with an exciting and hopeful vision for the future. Working together,...

Pelkey and Thiagarajan join EMDC

Posted on February 5, 2020

Bangor Daily News Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC) is delighted to share that Miranda Pelkey and Gaja Thiagarajan have joined the team. They started their new roles in late January....

Maine Fisheries Revolving Loan Fund

Posted on May 20, 2019

This program, sponsored by the U.S. Economic Development Administration, was funded to assist the Maine fishing industry. Its objective is to help maintain and develop a sustainable fishing industry and…

Economic Development Administration Revolving Loan

Posted on May 20, 2019

This program, sponsored by the U.S. Economic Development Administration, assists existing or start-up businesses with special financing needs. Its objective is to create job opportunities and stimulate…

People gather in Bangor for Equal Rights Amendment forum

Posted on January 9, 2020

By Courtney Cortright, WABI BANGOR, Maine (WABI) – Some lawmakers in Augusta are working once again on establishing a State Equal Rights Amendment. State Representative Lois Reckitt of South Portland...

EMDC Names Katahdin Region Economic Development Director

Posted on March 29, 2019

Eastern Maine – Katahdin region native Michael Elliott has been selected by Eastern Maine Development as the Katahdin Region Economic Development Director. In this newly created role, he will help...

$2.8M awarded for research at Jackson Lab

Posted on February 7, 2020

By Mainebiz Staff The Jackson Laboratory, headquartered in Bar Harbor, was awarded $2,791,196 in federal funds for three separate research projects. The funding was allocated through the National Science Foundation...

Finance Authority of Maine REDLP

Posted on May 20, 2019

This program, sponsored by the Finance Authority of Maine, assists businesses involved in advanced manufacturing, information systems, biological and natural resource technologies, as well as businesses…

Small Business Administration 504 Loan Program

Posted on May 20, 2019

Planning an expansion? You can benefit from attractive, fixed asset financing through the SBA 504 Loan Program. With 504, you get long-term fixed rate financing at a reasonable interest rate,...

Rural Development Intermediary Relending Program

Posted on May 20, 2019

This program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development Division, assists healthy growing businesses with special financing needs. Its objective is to create job opportunities…

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