Maine Center for Business and Economic Research

While the cost of electricity rates in Maine tend to be higher than national averages, the rate of change since 2001 has been significantly lower than the United States and the New England region.


MCBER:  As an EDA University Center, MCBER is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration Technical Assistance Project and the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine.  In addition to this ongoing support, MCBER receives funding through grants and contracts from other public- and private-sector organizations.

We prepare and inspire current and future leaders and stimulate economic growth by providing quality learning opportunities, valuable research, and professional service, all in partnership with the business community.

Mission:  To provide high-quality applied research and technical assistance services to Maine's private- and public-sector organizations through the combined expertise of faculty, staff, and students from the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine.


News & Events

Ryan Wallace, CBER Project Director, in the Portland Press Herald
Dr. Charles Colgan in the news
Dr. Charles Colgan mentioned in several Portland Press Herald articles.
Charlie Colgan
Dr. Charles Colgan, Associate Director of MCBER, spoke with MPBN Morning Edition host Irwin Gratz.