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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
October 05, 2009
 
MEREDA Hosts Lewiston Auburn Breakfast Seminar, “CanAM: Marrying Transportation And The Economy”
 
Sponsored by: Lewiston & Auburn Railroad Co.

Maine is often thought of as being geographically isolated from the rest of the nation. However, what if Maine was considered part of a larger area extending into Canada? The region spanning the states of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, and encompassing the neighboring provinces of Ontario, Québec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador make up the Northeast Border Corridor, or CanAm region. Representatives from these regions, together with the U.S. Department of Transportation and other agencies, collaborated on an important study called “Northeast CanAm Connections: Integrating the Economy and Transportation.”

The study concludes that the region’s transportation networks have not kept up with shifts in international trade patterns that have emerged in the last few decades. Soon, the stakes will be even higher as the economic future of this region will depend on having the infrastructure and economic resources to compete globally. Join us on November 5th to hear why better east–west transportation links across the border and among the states and provinces can play a vital role in bolstering Maine’s economic growth.

Join us on Thursday, November 5, 2009 from 7:30 - 9:00 AM at the Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch, 14 Great Falls Plaza, Auburn, ME as our panelist, Commissioner David Cole of the Maine Department of Transportation discusses how the “CanAm” transportation study affects you directly and indirectly as economic development and real estate professionals.

When:  Thursday, November 5, 2009  |  Time:  7:30 – 9:00 AM
Where:  Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch, 14 Great Falls Plaza, Auburn, ME

Ticket Prices: $25.00 pp
Register After October 30, 2009:  $35.00 pp

For more information and to register: Register by calling the MEREDA office at (207) 874-0801. An RSVP is requested on or before October 30, 2009.

 

Founded in 1985, MEREDA is an organization of commercial real estate owners, developers and related service providers, whose mission is to promote an environment for responsible development and ownership of real estate throughout the State of Maine.
 
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