|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|December 04, 2017|
|Maine’s economic heavyweights to gather Jan. 18 in Portland|
|PORTLAND, Maine - On Thursday, January 18, 2018, more than 700 from one of Maine’s most economically powerful industries will gather in Portland.
“According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis’ most recent annual figures, real estate is the second most important driver of Maine’s GDP, behind only healthcare. The Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) will gather next month to hone in on the health of the industry, hearing from more than two dozen industry leaders,” said Paul Peck, president of the board at MEREDA, an attorney at Drummond & Drummond, and the principal developer at LWS Development.
“This may be one of the most powerful gatherings in recent years, as we identify growth patterns, foster continued responsible development, and look to the future for potential industry challenges,” continued Peck.
MEREDA’s annual Forecast Conference has been thrust into the spotlight in recent years, as the industry has surpassed manufacturing and tourism as the state’s most vitally important driver of GDP. Members of the industry, including builders, developers, brokers, attorneys, architects, engineers, municipal leaders, and retailers or others managing large swaths of real estate are welcome and encouraged to attend.
According to Shelly Clark, MEREDA’s vice president of operations, the January 18th MEREDA Forecast Conference will be held at the Holiday Inn By the Bay in Portland, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is available at MEREDA.org and is expected to sell out.
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