Monday, August 30, 2010

Westbrook Loses TechMaine

The TechMaine industry association is moving out of Westbrook this weekend and
eyeing space in Portland, including the soon-to-be-vacated L.L. Bean factory
store on Congress Street. TechMaine opened its Westbrook offices five years ago.
The high-tech industry group has been around since 1992, originally called the
Maine Software Developers Association. The name was changed to TechMaine in
2007. The Westbrook location was the first physical space the group had and gave
area tech companies a place to meet, host user groups and share access to
technology.But the lease is up, and member companies have told the group they
felt it would be more valuable to have TechMaine's offices in downtown Portland,
amid the cluster of technology firms, said Joe Kumiszcza, executive director.
Several recent surveys reinforced that sentiment, Kumiszcza said.
- John C.L. Morgan

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