Category: News

East Millinocket Announces Purchase of Mill Site

Posted on July 22, 2020
East Millinocket Maine Town Office

The Town of East Millinocket has announced that it has successfully negotiated and purchased the former Great Northern Paper Company mill site from Katahdin KI 50, LLC (a subsidiary of...

East Millinocket purchases former GNP mill site

Posted on July 22, 2020
Three excavators continue to organize debris at the former Great Northern Paper Co. LLC mill site in East Millinocket on Tuesday. Credit: Nick Sambides Jr. | BDN

East Millinocket closed on a deal on Tuesday to purchase the former Great Northern Paper Co. LLC mill site, for generations the home of the town’s single largest employer, on...

$1.5M workforce development grant to aid nine Maine counties

Posted on July 16, 2020

Eastern Maine Development Corp. of Bangor has been awarded $1.5 million to provide workforce development services for people and businesses in Androscoggin, Franklin, Kennebec, Oxford and Somerset counties.  The Central...

Mapping COVID-19 in our communities

Posted on June 15, 2020

Bangor Daily News, by William Harper Maine CDC recently released data describing COVID-19 infections across the state. As we negotiate this health crisis, understanding data and the implications for our...

Bangor Art Society hosts annual show

Posted on June 12, 2020

Fox ABC Maine BANGOR – The Bangor Art Society is currently hosting its 145th annual juried show. Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC) allowed the group to have the show in its...

EMDC launches new opioid recovery program

Posted on June 8, 2020

Fox ABC Maine BANGOR – A new initiative is being developed to help people impacted by opioid use disorder. Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC) of Bangor is launching an opioid...

EMDC offers virtual training academy

Posted on May 29, 2020

FOX ABC Bangor BANGOR – Eastern Maine Development Corporation will be offering a seven-week academy for young Mainers looking for job opportunities. The “Young Mainer’s Workforce Academy” has been redesigned...

EMDC announces paid workforce training for job seekers

Posted on May 26, 2020

Bangor Daily News BANGOR  – Seeking to bolster the workforce and provide additional support for employers, Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC) is implementing a unique approach to the job search...

Puritan Medical Products – Now Hiring

Posted on May 11, 2020

Puritan Medical Products is hiring at their new location in Pittsfield, Maine. Join them in saving the world, one swab at a time. Click the job titles below to view...

With gift, UMaine Museum of Art will expand

Posted on April 15, 2020

By Bob Keyes, Portland Press Herald The University of Maine Museum of Art will get a new name and more space to exhibit artwork because of a $1.3 million gift...

#WorkingFromHome with Team EMDC

Posted on March 31, 2020

#TeamEMDC is practicing social distancing and working from home. Our #WorkingFromHome series follows team members that continue to assist and support, businesses, communities and workers from home.

CEDS Central: EMDC’s Economic Opportunity Response Team

Posted on March 26, 2020

Communities around the country are working hard to adapt to the changing economic landscape of these uncertain times.  In the tree-covered northeast, the Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC) has been...

EMDC lands $6.28 million grant to fight opiate crisis

Posted on February 24, 2020

FOX ABC Maine Maine’s battle against the opioid crisis has received some financial help. The Eastern Maine Development Corp. has assisted in securing a National Health Emergency Dislocated Worker Grant...

When bail doesn’t work

Posted on February 20, 2020

Efforts to eliminate cash bail are being considered in the legislative and judicial branches as Maine examines ways to reform its criminal justice system Pine Tree Watch Doug Dunbar traces...

Maine gets $6.3 million for substance abuse job training

Posted on February 20, 2020

Portland Press Herald Maine has received $6.3 million to help train substance abuse treatment workers and prepare addiction sufferers for the job market. The two-year award from the U.S. Department...

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....

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,...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

New CNAs boost health care industry in Katahdin Region

Posted on May 15, 2019

Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC) and Katahdin Region partners are opening promising career pathways for newly trained health care workers, and expanding the pool of in-demand skilled employees for this...

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...

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 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...

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 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...

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