Presque Isle to Host Maine Business Forum
Maine Business Forum: Attracting Investors and Workers
February 9 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
St. John and Aroostook Rooms, Campus Center, University of Maine at Presque Isle
Attracting new businesses and new residents is a critical path to economic success for both Aroostook County and the state of Maine as a whole. But where will those people and businesses come from, and what will it take to get them here?
Join the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce and Maine International Trade Center for this engaging and informative event. The Maine Business Forum will feature speakers from Invest in Maine, Maine & Company, and immigration law firm FordMurray, who will discuss how the state can be successfully marketed to potential investors and residents, both international and domestic.
Created by the state legislature in 1996 to expand Maine’s economy through increased international trade in goods and services, Maine International Trade Center is a public-private partnership funded through membership dues of nearly 300 businesses and organizations, corporate sponsor contributions, and Maine Department of Economic and Community Development . MITC works to increase the number of Maine companies involved in international trade and expand the reach of those already active, as well as leverage the synergy created overseas to develop new opportunities for international student attraction and foreign investment.
The registration fee is $25 per person and includes a hot breakfast buffet during the Networking Session. Advance registration is required.
Supported by Emera Maine and Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce
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Networking Session (with hot breakfast buffet)
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Janine Bisaillon-Cary, Maine International Trade Center
Alan Richardson, Emera Maine
Attracting International Talent
Michael Murray, FordMurray
Mary Kay Moreau, The Aroostook Medical Center
Attracting International and Domestic Investment
Janine Bisaillon-Cary, Invest in Maine
Peter Del Greco, Maine & Co.