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EMDC names DBE specialist

Posted on September 8, 2022

BDN Community, Bangor Daily News BANGOR — Eastern Maine Development Corporation is pleased to appoint  Leesah Patt as its new Disadvantaged Business Services specialist. In this role, she will provide...

EMDC names DBE specialist

Posted on September 8, 2022

Piscataquis Observer BANGOR – Eastern Maine Development Corporation is pleased to appoint  Leesah Patt as its new Disadvantaged Business Services specialist. In this role, she will provide training and support...

EMDC names director of youth services

Posted on September 6, 2022

Piscataquis Observer BANGOR – Eastern Maine Development Corporation is pleased to appoint Madeline Bradfield to the newly created role of director of youth services. Bradfield will lead the youth workforce...

EMDC names director of youth services

Posted on September 6, 2022

Bangor Daily News, Community Page BANGOR – Eastern Maine Development Corporation is pleased to appoint Madeline Bradfield to the newly created role of director of youth services. Bradfield will lead...

EMDC receives $1.5 million for brownfield projects

Posted on May 20, 2022

BDN Community, Bangor Daily News BANGOR – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is awarding Eastern Maine Development Corporation $1.5 million for assessing and funding cleanup activities at brownfield sites. This...

EMDC receives $1.5 million for brownfield projects

Posted on May 19, 2022

Contributor, Piscataquis Observer BANGOR – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is awarding Eastern Maine Development Corporation $1.5 million for assessing and funding cleanup activities at brownfield sites. This award is...

EMDC names community resilience specialist

Posted on May 13, 2022

Contributor, Piscataquis Observer BANGOR – Eastern Maine Development Corporation is pleased to name Dr. Laurie Osher as its community resilience specialist. Dr. Osher, a Maine state representative representing Orono, will...

EMDC names community resilience specialist

Posted on May 13, 2022

BDN Community, Bangor Daily News BANGOR – Eastern Maine Development Corporation is pleased to name Dr. Laurie Osher as its community resilience specialist. Dr. Osher, a Maine state representative representing...

Bangor Arts Society Art Show enjoys 147th year

Posted on May 5, 2022

Brian Sullivan, WABI 5 Click here to view the video coverage. BANGOR, Maine (WABI) – Works of art from across the region are on display in Bangor all this month....

EMDC names new Katahdin Region economic development director

Posted on May 3, 2022

BDN Community, Bangor Daily News BANGOR – Eastern Maine Development Corporation is pleased to name Amy Collinsworth as Katahdin Region economic development director. Collinsworth will provide direct services to the...

New Regional Planning Commission being formed

Posted on January 13, 2022

Eastern Gazette, Sheila D. Grant Several towns in Penobscot and Piscataquis have been invited to appoint two representatives each to serve on an advisory committee for a new Regional Planning...

EMDC announces annual award recipients

Posted on December 14, 2021

Bangor Daily News BANGOR – At Eastern Maine Development Corporation ’s annual board meeting, EMDC announced its 2021 awards recipients. Two honorees were recognized for each of the three award...

Old Moosehead Mountain ski lodge to get a makeover

Posted on September 23, 2021

An old, abandoned ski lodge in Greenville is about to get new life through a reinvestment and public redevelopment initiative valued at more than $130 million. Supporters say the project...

EMDC unveils five-year plan for economic growth and regional resiliency

Posted on July 6, 2021

Eastern Maine Development Corporation updates its Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy every five years using U.S. Economic Development Administration guidelines. The CEDS identifies goals and objectives to guide economic growth and regional resiliency in...

EMDC connects young adults to jobs in state

Posted on June 2, 2021

BANGOR — The Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC) is working to keep young adults in Maine. The group’s Young Mainer’s Workforce Academy connects people ages 16 to 24 to paid...

Substance use disorder resource series to be offered

Posted on May 17, 2021

People in recovery, considering recovery, family members, allies and professionals are all invited to attend an upcoming series of resource fairs being hosted by Helping Hands with Heart, a Piscataquis...

EMDC names new Katahdin Region economic development director

Posted on May 12, 2021

Eastern Maine Development Corp. has named Peter Jamieson as Katahdin Region economic development director, replacing Michael Elliott, who stepped down in February. Jamieson, who has been director of the Katahdin Chamber...

EMDC welcomes new senior accountant

Posted on May 12, 2021

Eastern Maine Development Corporation welcomes new Senior Accountant Lisandro Jimenez. Jimenez has seven years of experience working in accounting. He holds an MBA from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville,...

Bangor Art Society work on display at EMDC

Posted on May 7, 2021

BANGOR — The Bangor Art Society is hosting its 2021 Open Juried Show at the Eastern Maine Development Cooperation. Teddi-Jann Covell, president of the Bangor Art Society, said this is...

$135 million approved for Moosehead Lake ski resort

Posted on April 22, 2021

GREENVILLE/BANGOR — The Finance Authority of Maine has approved $135 million in bonds to develop a ski resort in the Moosehead Lake area. The President and CEO of Eastern Maine...

Services to help Mainers suffering job displacement available

Posted on April 22, 2021

AUBURN — The Androscoggin County Commission received a presentation Wednesday from Susan Cerini, the director of workforce services for Eastern Maine Development Corp. Cerini spelled out the services her organization...

U.S. Sens. Collins, King announce federal investment for EMDC

Posted on April 6, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine and Angus King, I-Maine announced that the Economic Development Administration is investing $280,000 to support existing small businesses, attract new ones, and...

TIF could be part of Moosehead Lake ski resort project

Posted on March 24, 2021

DOVER-FOXCROFT — Development of a ski resort with year-round attractions on 1,700 acres overlooking Moosehead Lake in the unorganized territory outside of Greenville could include tax increment financing, in which...

GO Lab gets $85M in bond financing from FAME

Posted on March 19, 2021

GO Lab Inc., the startup planning to manufacture wood fiber insulation products in the former Madison paper plant, will receive $85 million in bonds the company sought through the Finance...

EMDC Joins Maine Compact on Immigration

Posted on February 23, 2021

Maine Business and Higher Education Leaders Announce New Compact on Immigration Eighty-two chambers of commerce, trade associations, businesses and institutions of higher education unite around the need for sensible immigration...

Riding the Wave of the Pandemic

Posted on January 29, 2021

As the New Year unfolds, many are wondering what the future holds for Maine’s business community. President/CEO of Eastern Maine Development Corporation lee Umphrey said the general health of Maine’s...

Part Two: Life in Recovery

Posted on January 29, 2021

BREWER, Maine (WABI) – Members of our community in recovery are working hard every single day to prove themselves in the wake of their past. Getting a job can be...

PART ONE: Life in recovery

Posted on January 28, 2021

BREWER, Maine (WABI) – Active addiction is a crisis in our communities. But, from countless stories of destruction are remarkable stories of redemption. Now, a new grant is helping workforce...

Puritan Medical Products gains national recognition

Posted on January 7, 2021

GUILFORD, Maine (WABI) – Puritan Medical Products – based in Guilford – has been named Inc. Magazine’s 2020 Company of the Year for their efforts during the pandemic. The company...

Norumbega Hall has new owner

Posted on December 30, 2020

BANGOR — An iconic local building — which had been on the market for 15 years — has finally been sold. Norumbega Hall, which was previously owned by Eastern Maine Development...

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