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USM's Barringer interviewed by NPR's Tom Ashbrook

Richard Barringer

USM's Richard Barringer was interviewed by NPR's Tom Ashbrook of "On Point" at the USM Portland campus on the topic of Portland's changing economy.

"Economically this is the most prosperous time for Portland, Maine since the Civil War," said Barringer. As Portland's economy flourishes, its increasing housing costs is forcing people out of their homes.

To help Portland's people, the city can improve its transit system and add housing, said Barringer, a research professor emeritus at USM Muskie School of Public Service.

Researching sustainable economic development, Barringer and fellow contributor Joseph McDonnell explore this issue in their report: Growing Portland: Not Whether, but How.

Read the full story here.