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Muskie Professor on Jobs Analysis Project

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Dr. Charles Colgan is a Professor of Public Policy & Management and chair of the Community Planning & Development Program at the Muskie School of Public Service. He is preparing a jobs analysis for the city of Westbrook to use in completing the next phase of redevelopment planning and providing information that is vital to the city's ability to secure federal assistance for the downtown area. The analysis examines current employment in the downtown area, the current market conditions, possible new development and redevelopment opportunities and estimating the job development that could occur from each. The project is being conducted under the auspices of the Maine Center for Business and Economic Research as part of the Economic Development Administration University Center program.

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