Gabe’s Waterfront Concerts study cited in BDN article on contract negotiations

A 2014 study by University of Maine economics professor Todd Gabe was cited in a Bangor Daily News article about contract negotiations between the city and the company that manages Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion. The city has been negotiating what at first was described as a 10-year contract with Waterfront Concerts, according to the article. Gabe’s study found in the first four seasons, Waterfront Concerts contributed an estimated $47.5 million to the Bangor-area economy, and that contribution has grown each year, the BDN reported.