Air date: Saturday, January 19
Guest 1: Steve Abbott
Guest 2: Charles Colgan
Host: Steve Woods (Stevoe)
Studio Contributor Debi Davis
Executive Producer: Mark Gould (Sharky)
Charles Colgan joined host Steve Woods (Stevoe) for a discussion about initiatives to jumpstart Maine’s economy. Colgan, a professor of public policy and management at the University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service and Woods, TideSmart Global President/CEO and a declared 2014 Maine gubernatorial candidate, discussed some of the innovative economic solutions surrounding Maine’s infrastructure, energy, industry and geography.
Charles Colgan attended Hackley School, in Tarrytown, NY as a youth. He later graduated with a degree from Colby College, and then pursued his Ph.D. in Economic History from the University of Maine.
Colgan served 12 years in the Maine State Planning Office, including positions as Maine State Economist and Special Assistant to the Governor for International Trade.
Colgan is currently chair of the Community Planning and Development program and professor of Public Policy and Management at the University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service. He teaches in the fields of community and regional development, risk, energy, policy analysis, and survey research.
Colgan is senior research associate of the Maine Center for Business and Economic Research. His long-term economic forecasts are used by the Maine Department of Transportation and the Economic Development Districts of Maine.
Colgan also currently holds positions as a research fellow at the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics and is a senior advisor to the Center for the Blue Economy at the Monterey Institute for International Studies. His work at the Monterey Institute focuses on National Ocean Economics Program (NOEP), including research to promote ocean and coastal sustainability.