Maine Center for Business and Economic Research


Dr. Ryan Wallace, Director of Maine Center for Business and Economic Research at USM’s Muskie School of Public Service

CBS News Interviews USM's Wallace About the Pandemic’s Impact on Maine’s Seasonal Workers and Businesses

Dr. Ryan Wallace, Director of Maine Center for Business and Economic Research at USM’s Muskie School of Public Service, told CBS News that in this era of social distancing, pandemic-impacted small businesses may lack the technical savvy to reach customers and new markets through the internet.
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USM economist interviewed by CBS News on financial impact of Maine’s canceled fairs and festivals

When wanted to know the financial impact of pandemic-canceled fairs and festivals on Mainers and the state’s economy, they turned to Dr. Ryan Wallace, director of the Maine Center for Business and Economic Research at USM.
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USM researchers write first-of-its-kind economic analysis of Maine’s growing wedding industry

The Maine Center for Business and Economic Research at University of Southern Maine has partnered with the newly created Maine Wedding Report to issue “Marry ME,” a first-of-its kind economic analysis of Maine’s growing wedding industry.
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Prof. DiBartolomeo featured in article on credit card spending

Jeffrey DiBartolomeo, assistant professor of finance USM School of Business, has been featured in an article discussing the habits of Maine credit card users.
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Replay: 'The USM Update,' November 2018

The new episode of "The USM Update" discusses our focus on workforce development ahead of a $49 million bond package, Question 4, going before Maine voters Nov. 6. If approved, Q4 will fund program and infrastructure improvements at USM and the entire university system. On this episode: making the liberal arts work for Maine; USM enrollment numbers on the rise; and amazing news for USM and the North Atlantic.
Shaelan Donovan '18

A trailblazer, Shaelan Donovan '18 navigates her own path

Through her internship at the International Marine Terminal in Portland, to being USM's first student to study at Reykjavík University in Iceland, to working for a multinational shipping company, Shaelan Donovan '18 has been a beacon of success in pursuing new global partnerships.

USM researchers contribute to jobs report on offshore wind industry

University of Southern Maine researchers contributed to a new workforce development report which says that the offshore wind industry could support more than 2,000 jobs each year until 2030. The report, “The Maine Jobs Project: A Guide to Creating Jobs in Offshore Wind,” detailed the state’s competitive advantages in offshore wind and was authored by the non-profit American Jobs Project.
Brooke Dodson-Lavelle

USM Center for Compassion to hold first public talk April 13

The Center for Compassion at the University of Southern Maine welcomes Brooke Dodson-Lavelle, co-founder and president of the Courage of Care Coalition, as she gives a public talk highlighting the “Courage of Compassion” this Friday, April 13, 2018.
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USM analysis informs discussion of harness racing in Maine

A just-completed USM analysis of the struggling harness racing industry has been cited in news reports from Maine Public and the Bangor Daily News.

MCBER's Wallace comments on potential job losses in Southern Maine

MCBER's Ryan Wallace mentioned in recent news regarding statement's by Maine's Governor LePage on the potential loss of 900 jobs in Southern Maine.