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Press Release: FocusMaine Announces Leadership Transition

PORTLAND, Maine (March 31, 2022)—After nearly five years at the helm of FocusMaine, Dr. Kimberly Hamilton announced that she will be stepping down as the organization’s president. Hamilton was the inaugural president of FocusMaine. During her tenure, the organization has had a tangible impact on key sectors of…

FocusMaine and Educate Maine Launch Aquaculture Pioneers Program

FocusMaine and Educate Maine are piloting a new program aimed at providing a pathway to long-term careers in Maine’s aquaculture sector. The Aquaculture Pioneers Program, a two-year effort funded through a $382,504 grant from the Builders Initiative, will be launched this spring. The Aquaculture Pioneers Program addresses a…

FocusMaine Intern Experience Kicks Off and Expands

To keep pace with employer needs and expanding opportunities for employment training in the state, FocusMaine, in partnership with Educate Maine, is relaunching its FocusMaine Intern Experience under a new banner. Click green heading to read more

FocusMaine Receives Unique $5.18 Million Grant from Harold Alfond™ Foundation

FocusMaine, a private sector-led initiative to accelerate the creation of quality jobs in Maine, announced that it has received a multimillion-dollar, multi-year grant from the Harold Alfond™ Foundation to spur job growth across the state in sectors that hold tremendous economic potential: the life sciences, agriculture, and aquaculture. The grant, totaling $5.18M over three years, affirms the meaningful impact FocusMaine has already had since launching its programmatic work three years ago.


Harold Alfond Foundation pledges $500 million to help Maine economy

The Harold Alfond Foundation today announced more than $500 million dollars of new grant investments in Maine people and institutions to help grow the state’s workforce and economy and support quality health care. These new investments build on the Foundation’s long-standing commitment to provide opportunity for the people…

FocusMaine and MTI receive $2M award to develop marine economy and workforce

Today, Maine’s Congressional Delegation and the federal Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced a $2 million Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) award to the State of Maine to help it develop an industry-led roadmap and action plan for economic growth and greater resiliency in its marine economy. The award provides…