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Silka Talks with MPBN About Innovation, Maine Policy Review

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 at 7:27 am

Linda Silka spoke with Irwin Gratz of the Maine Public Broadcasting Network for Part 1 of its “Innovation in the Maine Economy” series. Silka spoke about the importance of innovation for the state’s future and the latest Maine Policy Review, which focuses on innovation in Maine’s economy.

The full interview can be heard here: http://news.mpbn.net/post/innovation-maine-economy-part-1

 

 

Maine farmers must keep innovating

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 at 10:42 am

The Bangor Daily News published a Maine Policy Review article by John Piotti, president and CEO of Maine Farmland Trust. In the article, Piotti makes the case that farmers in Maine will have to rely on experimentation and innovation to survive and thrive. The Bangor Daily News article can be found at http://bangordailynews.com/2014/06/13/opinion/to-survive-and-grow-maine-farmers-must-keep-innovating/; the full Maine Policy Review article can be found at http://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/mpr/.

 

 

Trostel’s MDF report highlighted in MaineBiz

Monday, June 16th, 2014 at 11:54 am

Research conducted by Philip Trostel, a University of Maine professor of economics and public policy, is the focus of the Mainebiz article, “Maine’s colleges and universities struggle with shrinking budgets.” Trostel was the author of “The Fiscal Return on Higher Education in Maine,” which looks at the state benefits of greater educational attainment, such as increased tax revenue and reduced social costs. 

The full report may be found at mdf.org/files/FiscalReturnOnHigherEdInMaine.pdf/593/.

 

 

Maine Inventors – a natural advantage

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 at 10:26 am

The Bangor Daily News published a shortened version of a Maine Policy Review article by David Kappos that identifies Maine and Mainers as natural innovators with a long history of using necessity as the mother of invention. The Bangor Daily News article can be found at http://bangordailynews.com/2014/05/31/opinion/contributors/maine-inventors-have-a-natural-advantage/; the full Maine Policy Review article can be found at http://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/mpr/vol23/iss1/3/.