ELLSWORTH, Maine – Robert A. Martin, president of the Maine Technology Institute, will be the guest speaker at the Hancock County Planning Commission’s (HCPC) 44th annual meeting at 7 p.m. May 27, at the Ellsworth Public Library meeting room (enter lower level).
While this is the annual business meeting of the planning commission during which the agency budget and work plan will be adopted, and new executive board members elected, the public is welcome to attend.
The Maine Technology Institute is an industry-led, publicly funded, nonprofit corporation that offers early-stage capital and commercialization assistance through competitive grants, loans and equity investment for the research, development and application of technologies that create new products, processes and services, generating high-quality jobs across Maine.
“We are very pleased to have Robert Martin as a guest speaker this year,” stressed Hancock County Planning Commission executive director Thomas E. Martin (no relation). “The Maine Technology Institute has made valuable contributions to the Hancock County economy, investing about $48.3 million in 98 businesses since its inception in 1999. This presentation will be an opportunity to learn about its recent accomplishments and potential new ventures that capitalize upon Hancock County’s unique assets.”