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OIE Background

Office of Innovation and
Entrepreneurship (OIE)

University Of Maine System


Orono, ME

Project Name

Maine Mass Timber Commercialization Center



Award Amount

Federal Share

Non-Federal Share



This EDA investment funds the creation of the Maine Mass Timber Commercialization Center, based at the University of Maine. The Center will team up with industrial partners, trade organizations, construction firms, architects, and other stakeholders in the region to revitalize and diversify Maine’s forest-based economy by bringing innovative mass timber manufacturing to the State of Maine. The emergence of this new innovation based industry cluster will result in positive economic impacts to both local and regional economies, particularly in Maine’s rural communities.