In August 2016, members of a federal Economic
The trip provided valuable information and insight into all aspects of the forest economy. The tour included woodlots and wood yards, paper mills and saw mills, biomass plants and composites research facilities. Stakeholders from around the state, including Northern, Western and Downeast Maine, joined the group for discussions about industry and community priorities.
The federal EDAT report will contain resources and recommendations to help move the Maine forest economy forward.
The Maine Forest Economy Growth Initiative <link to Initiative> will incorporate the EDAT report into our efforts over the next three years.
Commerce Department to Establish Economic Development Team to Strengthen Maine's Forest Economy and Assist Rural Communities Impacted by Mill Closures
June 30th, 2016
Maine’s Forest Economy Receives Boost to Pursue New Growth Opportunities Federal funding is announced to address shared strategies identified by a statewide coalition and the Economic Development Assessment Team
January 18th, 2017
King, Collins, & Poliquin Announce Economic Development Assessment Team Deployment Dates and $7.7 Million Federal Investment to Help Grow Maine’s Economy
July 29th, 2016
Collins, King Call on Commerce Department to Spearhead Economic Development Efforts in Rural Maine Call for Economic Development Assessment Team to shape strategies that will lead to economic diversification and job creation in areas hard hit by mill
March 14th, 2017