Commerce secretary to visit Orono tomorrow

Posted Dec. 16, 2009, at 9:07 a.m.

ORONO, Maine — Commerce Secretary Gary Locke is coming to the University of Maine to announce federal stimulus funding for the state.

The commerce department says the stimulus money represents an investment to “improve economic opportunities in Maine’s rural communities.” Details aren’t being released.

The announcement at noon Thursday will come on the heels of similar announcement of stimulus funding by Vice President Joe Biden in Georgia.