New act for forest products: Manufacturers find new uses for Maine’s vast forest resource

MDF’s Program Director for the FOR/Maine (Forest Opportunity Roadmap) initiative, Bri Bowman, and other leaders Maine’s forest economy initiative are featured in this Mainebiz article. It highlights the many innovative and sustainable Maine products that are helping grow Maine’s forest economy and the communities who depend on it. “Our goal is to grow and diversify Maine’s forest economy, to build resilience in the industry and to support rural communities where manufacturing and natural resource-based jobs are located,” says Brianna Bowman, program director for FOR/Maine. FOR/Maine’s work includes “global matchmaking” for companies interested in Maine’s resource. “We’ve tuned in to a massive global demand,” Bowman says.

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