Rubin presents at Economic Development Conference

Policy Center Director Jonathan Rubin participated in a panel on “Growth Factors of the Regional Economy” at the Eastern Maine Development Corporation’s conference  on October 16th entitled Transformation of a Region: A Technology Driven Innovative Experience. The conference was a look at the successes of the region over the past four years in recovering from manufacturing and retail closures and job losses. Rubin presented some of the success stories from the University of Maine in research and technology development. Other panelists were Jim Damicis, Camoin & Associates; Jon Dorrer, Consultant; and Chuck Lawton, Consultant. The panel was guided by Darren Fishell of the Bangor Daily News. Rubin’s presentation showcased the opportunities offered by UMaine’s research and its impact on economic development of the region.