Fireside Science: The Business of JAX–Economic Impact on the Community

Posted Jan. 22, 2013, at 10:47 a.m.
Last modified Jan. 22, 2013, at 11:50 a.m.

Thursday, March 28, 2013 4:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: The Jackson Laboratory, 600 Main Street, Bar Harbor, ME

For more information: The Jackson Laboratory; 288-6340;

BAR HARBOR, Maine — The Jackson Laboratory is the largest employer in Hancock County and ranked among the state’s largest employers. Approximately 90 percent of its revenue comes from out of state and 83 percent of its budgeted funds are spent in state; the estimated direct and indirect economic impact within Maine is about a quarter of a billion dollars annually.

Charles E. Hewett, executive vice president and chief operating officer, and John Fitzpatrick, senior director, Facilities Services, will discuss the Laboratory’s impact on the local economy, as well as its global position in biomedical research. The free “Fireside Science” talks, held fireside in Roscoe’s, the Laboratory’s dining facility, are an opportunity to hear how the nonprofit biomedical research institution is affecting science, the future of human health and our community. Space is limited and preregistration is required; to register, visit or call 288-6340.