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University of Maine Conducts Comprehensive Economic Impact Study for Boothbay Region Land Trust

University of Maine Conducts Comprehensive Economic Impact Study for  Boothbay Region Land Trust

Study finds Boothbay Region Land Trust’s preserve users spend $3.9 million annually in the local area..

BOOTHBAY HARBOR, ME, July 1, 2013--The study by the University of Maine’s School of Economics was funded by a private grant to the land trust.  It included 500 hours of fieldwork and surveys of both visitors to the Boothbay region and local residents. It showed 63,832 visits to the trust’s preserves and hiking trails between April and November 2012. This translates into 13,081 unique users.

“We saw a lot of cars with out-of-state license plates, from all over the Northeast,” said Todd Gabe, professor of economics at the University of Maine. “The visitors we spoke with really loved the trails.”

Workforce Development Competitions Force Students to Show Their Skills

Augusta, ME. – The clock is ticking as we head toward a new high school graduation and college commencement season, and everywhere you turn the same question is being posed: Do our graduates have the skills to meet the demands of today’s job market? Hundreds of high school seniors from the Jobs for Maine’s Graduates’ (JMG) program are confident they do, and spent the day Friday at the Augusta Civic Center proving it at JMG’s 21st Career Development Conference (CDC).

Approximately 500 seniors and a few select juniors faced off against one another at this year’s CDC, competing in a variety of college- and career-readiness contests. From Public Speaking to Decision-Making these competitions give these graduation-ready students the chance to show off the skills they’ve learned in JMG.

MSSM Science Bowl team will be representing Maine at the National Competition in Washington, DC

MSSM Science Bowl team will be representing Maine at the National Competition in Washington, DC

MSSM Science Bowl team will be representing Maine at the National Competition in Washington, DC, April 25-29.