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The Maine Technology Institute (MTI) is charged by the Legislature to conduct an evaluation of its programs every two years addressing issues of the effectiveness of MTI’s grant programs in fostering technology-based economic development. MTI has engaged the Maine Center for Business and Economic Research (MCBER) at the University of Southern Maine to conduct this evaluation. This is the fourth valuation report prepared by MCBER; previous reports were released in 2003, 2005, and 2007.

This report covers all MTI grants that were completed between July 1, 2006 and June 30, 2008, except for grants d th Cl t E h t P G t d th under the Cluster Enhancement Program. Grants under that program will be evaluated in the next evaluation prepared by MCBER to be released in 2010. All dates in this report refer to the fiscal year (July-June) in which a grant closed.



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