UMaine eyes 10-year effort to grow state’s marine economy, AP reports

The Associated Press reported an arm of the University of Maine is working on a 10-year push to grow marine jobs in the state. The Alliance for Maine’s Marine Economy is working on the effort, which it says will cost more than $16 million and will target new investments that can be useful for marine businesses in Maine. The project is expected to be funded with a combination including university money, private funds and state bond funds, the AP reported. The project aims to grow the marine economy through a “network of marine research, industry and community development organizations” in partnership with private businesses, according to UMaine’s proposal. U.S. News & World Report, Portland Press Herald, WABI (Channel 5), The Washington Times and The Kansas City Star carried the AP report.