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UMFK BUSINESS BREAKFAST TO SHOWCASE BROOKINGS REPORT ON "CHARTING MAINE'S FUTURE"

March 19, 2007

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent will hold a Business Breakfast on Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at 7:30 a.m. in UMFK's Nadeau Hall Teleconference Room, for a presentation on The Brookings-GrowSmart Maine report, "Charting Maine's Future: "A Plan of Action for Sustainable Prosperity." The breakfast is open to the public.

Allen Caron, President of GrowSmart Maine, will be the guest speaker.

Tickets for the breakfast are priced at $8 (U.S.) and are available at the UMFK University Relations office, located in the Madawaska House on Pleasant Street, or by calling 834-7557. The ticket reservation deadline is Tuesday, March 27.

"Charting Maine's Future" was released in October 2006. The report examines Maine's economy, cost of government, and patterns of development today and tomorrow. GrowSmart Maine sponsored the study, which was conducted by The Brookings Institution, the largest think tank in the country, and involved economists and researchers from around the state.

GrowSmart Maine worked to involve Maine's people in planning and implementing new strategies for growing the state in a sustainable way, and for reducing unplanned and haphazard growth. The report puts a priority on protecting the state's unique character and quality of life, which will be among its greatest competitive advantages in tomorrow's new economy.

For further information, please call 207/834-7557.