Press Release

Workshop on market research

AROOSTOOK, WASHINGTON COUNTIES, Maine — The Northern Maine Development Commission, the Sunrise County Economic Council and the Maine Procurement Technical Assistance Center, with support from the Small Business Administration and the Maine Small Business Development Center, will present a free workshop on market research for government contracting for Aroostook and Washington County area entrepreneurs from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29.

      The training session will help companies:


  • Identify which federal agencies purchase your product or service
  • Who currently supplies that product or service
  • How much is purchased and how frequently
  • Learn about tools to assist in doing competitive research

The workshop will be offered in Caribou and simulcast via video conference to locations in Fort Kent, Houlton, Calais and Machias. This is a two-way video conference allowing participants to interact live with the presenter.

Washington County Community College will host the Calais participants. In Machias the location is the Sunrise County Economic Council office. Attendees in The County can go to the NMDC office in Caribou or to satellite offices in Fort Kent and Houlton.

Pre-registration is recommended by contacting Mary Dahlgren at 1-800-427-8736 or by email at

The workshop will be facilitated by David Spooner. Spooner has been an adjunct professor at Husson University’s School of Business since 2000. He has worked in economic development at NMDC for 14 years, 11 of those years were with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Aroostook County Tourism. The last three years have been in the Maine PTAC assisting businesses in a wide range of business activities.

Spooner can be reached at (207) 498-8736 or by email at


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