Redevelopment News Archives

Past media coverage of the redevelopment project

2015 Stories

Bath YMCA plans Landing opening; branch facility located at former Navy fitness center coming in Jan Times Record story by Daneen Kim, Dec. 7th, 2015

MRRA honors two Brunswick Landing companies for innovation Times Record story, Dec. 2nd, 2015

Unveiling of plaque honors importance of BNAS Times Record story by Douglas McIntire, Dec. 1st, 2015

Brunswick firm uses tax credit program to funnel capital into distressed local economies; helps provide early boost for MRRA’s redevelopment with Mölnlycke project Mainebiz story by James McCarthy, Nov. 30th, 2015

SMCC dedicates high-tech academic center on Brunswick campus Press Herald story by Chris Chase, Oct. 2nd, 2015

Air Show thrills large crowds Times Record story by Douglas McIntire, Sept. 7th, 2015

Brunswick Landing businesses grow at site of old naval base WMTW Channel 8 story, August 29th, 2015

Column by MRRA Executive Director Steve Levesque: Four Years In, Redevelopment’s Positive Impact Times Record story, August 28th, 2015

Digester to help power Brunswick Landing Times Record story by Darcie Moore, July 27th, 2015

Brunswick Landing project will turn waste into renewable energy; the $10 million ‘anaerobic digester’ is the culmination of a five-year effort Portland Press Herald story by Craig Anderson, July 25th, 2015

 More land, more business at Landing Times Record story by Douglas McIntire, July 23rd, 2015

New manufacturers flock to shared space at former Maine air base Portland Press Herald story by Whit Richardson, May 28th, 2015

Five months in, Brunswick’s TechPlace business incubator reaches 15 tenants Mainebiz story by Dylan Martin, May 26th, 2015

King, Collins offer more HUBZone legislation Times Record story by John Swinconeck, May 14, 2015

Closing the Composites Education Gap Composites Manufacturing Magazine story by Susan Keen Flynn, April 30, 2015

UMA aviation program expanding to Brunswick Landing Kennebec Journal story by Paul Koenig, April 7, 2015

Biologists relocate snowy owls from Brunswick Executive Airport Bangor Daily News story by Beth Brogan, March 26, 2015

TechPlace gears up for Phase II industrial space Mainebiz story by Lori Valigra, March 12, 2014

Brunswick Landing company using 3D technology to improve efficiency Mainebiz story by James McCarthy, March 10, 2015

New tech facility attracting start-up businesses WCSH Channel 6 story by Don Carrigan, January 30, 2015

TechPlace is now open for business, new business incubator located at Brunswick Landing Times Record story by John Swinconeck, January 30, 2015

MRRA boss expecting busy 2015: Levesque confirms several companies interested in Landing’s TechPlace Times Record story by John Swinconeck, January 5, 2015

2014 stories

Brunswick business incubator aims for January opening Forecaster story by Peter McGuire, December 30, 2014

Incubation process maximizes odds that new small businesses will survive, thrive Steve Levesque’s column in the Portland Press Herald, December 1, 2014

Brunswick firm plans to spend $12 million to convert former Navy base hotel to senior housing Forecaster story by Peter McGuire, October 24, 2014

MRRA receives $1.5M for snow shed: Work for Brunswick airport slated to start next month Times Record story by John Swinconeck, September 17, 2014

Oxford Networks unveils $6 million data center expansion in Brunswick Bangor Daily News story by Darren Fishell, September 17, 2014

Servers humming at expanded data center in Brunswick Portland Press Herald story by Whit Richardson, September 17, 2014

Brunswick Landing to launch tech incubator Forecaster story by Peter McGuire, September 10, 2014

‘You can make it here’: Business incubator breaks ground at former Navy hangar in Brunswick Bangor Daily News story by Darren Fishell, September 4, 2014

Coffee company experiences wicked growth in new Topsham facility Bangor Daily News story by Kathleen Pierce, September 4, 2014

CMP drops fee proposal for power producers, Brunswick’s Bowdoin College, MRRA would benefit Times Record story by John Swinconeck, July 10, 2014

Brunswick Executive Airport: Competition tough as MRRA works to attract private aircraft and the right businesses Times Record story by John Swinconeck, July 7, 2014

Brunswick Landing developers present property proposal Times Record story by John Swinconeck, July 2, 2014

Planning Board gets unique plan for Brunswick Landing development Forecaster story by Peter L. McGuire, July 2, 2014

$21 million project planned for former Brunswick naval station; The development would include eight buildings and provide services to users of the fast-growing Brunswick Landing Portland Press Herald story by Dennis Hoey, June 6, 2014

Brunswick base development authority pays off Navy loan 10 years early Bangor Daily News story by Beth Brogan, June 5, 2014

Frosty’s Donuts to expand wholesale business with Brunswick Landing location Times Record story by John Swinconeck, April 30, 2014

Low-emissions fuel earns patent for Brunswick company Mainebiz story, April 6, 2014

Maine aviation companies prepare for takeoff as new trade group forms Mainebiz story by James McCarthy, April 6, 2014

Tempus Revives the Naval Air Station in Brunswick as an Elite Aircraft Maintenance and Modification Facility Tempus Magazine story by Tempus Jets CEO Scott Terry, April 1, 2014

A balanced strategy is key to growing well-paying jobs in Maine Bangor Daily News column by MRRA Executive Director Steve Levesque, March 19, 2014

MRRA inks deal for power plant Times Record story by John Swinconeck, March 17, 2014

Cuts to Navy could hamper base remediation: Officials at MRRA, Brunswick, Congress fear funding reductions Times Record story by John Swinconeck, March 17, 2014

SMCC Composites Lab Highlights Industry Approach to Composites Education American Composite Manufacturers Association online magazine story, March 14, 2014

LePage at Brunswick Landing news conference: Use big incentives to attract jobs to Maine Portland Press Herald story by Eric Russell, March 12, 2014

Our View: CMP fee hike undercuts renewable-energy push, the cost increase would unfairly punish those committed to green power as well as investors Portland Press Herald editorial, March 12, 2014

SMCC composites lab benefits manufacturers Mainebiz story by James McCarthy, March 10, 2014

Georgetown mechanic opens automotive shop at Brunswick Landing Times Record story, March 5, 2014

MRRA, Brunswick work to enhance ‘critical’ habitat Times Record story by John Swinconeck, February 26, 2014

Oxford Networks to expand: 12 jobs for Brunswick Landing data center would nearly double operation Times Record story by John Swinconeck, February 25, 2014

Battle over CMP’s rate proposal pits profits against renewable advocates Mainebiz story by James McCarthy, February 24, 2014

MRRA: CMP fee would dampen development, PUC weighs surcharge for on-site power generation Times Record story by John Swinconeck, February 12, 2014

‘Technology accelerator’ coming: MRRA to launch TechPlace in October at former base Times Record story by John Swinconeck, February 5, 2014

Window coverings firm RollEase to open “Innovation Center” at Brunswick Landing   Forecaster story by Dylan Martin, January 30, 2014

University College in Bath to move to Brunswick Landing Forecaster story by Dylan Martin, January 29, 2014

MID-COAST MARKET SNAPSHOT: Absorbing space at Brunswick Landing … it’s going well Times Record column by Tom Siegel, January 21, 2014

Special-needs school among highlights at Brunswick Landing Forecaster story by Dylan Martin, January 9, 2014

2013 Stories

Schott, MRRA close deal on former Navy hotel Times Record story by JT Leonard, December 30, 2013

Bacteria power near at Brunswick Landing Times Record story by JT Leonard, December 30, 2013

Wild Oats takes shape at ex-base Times Record story by JT Leonard, December 18, 2013

MRRA streamlines committee structure Times Record story by JT Leonard, December 6, 2013

FBO Profile: FlightLevel Aviation at BXM Aviation International News story by Gordon Gilbert, December 3, 2013

Ex-Navy commissary eyed as ‘food hub’ in Topsham Mainebiz story, October 25, 2013

Former Navy commissary slated to become local ‘food hub’ in Topsham Bangor Daily News story by Beth Brogan, October 24, 2013

Audio clip: Feds Give $2M Boost to Maine’s Effort to Redevelop Former Navy Base Maine Public Broadcasting Network story by A.J. Higgins, October 22, 2013

Video news clip: $2M grant awarded for Midcoast job creation WCSH Channel 6 story by Don Carrigan, October 22, 2013

MRRA collects $2M for TechPlace: Grants require local matches; 300 jobs possible Times Record story, October 22, 2013

Feds award $2 million to create business facility in Brunswick Bangor Daily News story by Whit Richardson, October 22, 2013

Former Brunswick air station to create tech center Portland Press Herald story by Jessica Hall, October 22, 2013

Brunswick Landing developer receives $2M federal grant for tech incubator Forecaster story by Dylan Martin, October 22, 2013

Brunswick Sewer District, MRRA in building deal Times Record story, October 22, 2013

Auditor gives MRRA good marks Times Record story by JT Leonard, October 21, 2013

MRRA slates sewer repairs Times Record story by JT Leonard, October 2, 2013

MRRA, Brunswick Landing central to ex-base forum Times Record story by JT Leonard, September 24, 2013

Change in tax policy helps Maine’s aviation industry take off Bangor Daily News story by Whit Richardson, September 16, 2013

Veterans center to open at Brunswick Landing Falmouth Forecaster story by Dylan Martin, September 11, 2013

BXM Lands Tempus Jets MRO Business Aviation International News story by Gordon Gilbert, September 11, 2013

Tempus Jets Establishing Facility at Brunswick Landing, Maine Economic Development Blog, September 6, 2013

MRRA LANDS AVIATION COMPANY: 25 employees in 2013, 50 more possible next year as BNAS alum relocates jet repair business from Virginia Brunswick Times Record story by JT Leonard, September 5, 2013

Ex-Brunswick base lands deal with aircraft company, Tempus Jets plans to hire 25 full-time workers within the next four months and 50 more next year Portland Press Herald story by Steve Mistler, September 5, 2013

Tempus Jets to relocate aircraft business to former Brunswick Navy base, expects to employ 50 by end of 2014 Bangor Daily News story by Beth Brogan, September 5, 2013

Tempus Jets to Invest $8 Million in Brunswick Landing Lease Maine Public Radio story by A.J. Higgins, September 5, 2013

New Jobs at Brunswick Landing; Airplane overhaul to be relocated to Brunswick WCSH Channel 6 story by Danielle Waugh, September 5, 2013

Agency redeveloping former Navy base lands $445,000 grant to improve Brunswick Executive Airport Bangor Daily News story by Beth Brogan, August 28, 2013

Brunswick airport receives $1.7M in federal grants Falmouth Forecaster story by Dylan Martin, August 7, 2013

Brunswick council approves tax deal for development of former Navy base Falmouth Forecaster story by Dylan Martin, July 31, 2013

Redevelopment of Brunswick Navy base ushers in jobs and acclaim Bangor Daily News story by Seth Koenig, June 21, 2013

Brunswick Landing seen as model for base redevelopers Falmouth Forecaster story by Dylan Martin, June 20, 2013

Waste-to-energy business coming to Brunswick Landing Falmouth Forecaster story by Dylan Martin, May 30, 2013

Seeds of Independence to move to Brunswick Landing, provide safe haven for teens (video) Bangor Daily News story by Beth Brogan, May 14, 2013

Brunswick’s Wild Oats Bakery & Cafe expanding, may open second location at Brunswick Landing (video) Bangor Daily News story by Beth Brogan, May 9, 2013

Development Boom in Brunswick Landing Bath Coastal Journal story by Chris Chase, April 4, 2013.

MRRA Executive Director Steve Levesque elected to Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership board of directors Maine MEP news release, April 2, 2013.

MRRA receives old control tower, terminal building from Navy Times Record story and video by JT Leonard, April 5, 2013.

Blease’s new call center eyeing government contracts MaineBiz story by Darren Fishell, April 1, 2013

Cutbacks ground Air Show Portland Press Herald story by Dennis Hoey, March 28, 2013.

Priority Group of Topsham unveils development plans for Brunswick Landing; Five Guys hamburger joint may be coming too Bangor Daily News story by Beth Brogan, March 21, 2013.

Brunswick call center growth hinges on federal bill Forecaster story by Dylan Martin, March 20, 2013.

Brunswick council OKs 1st phase of MRRA tax deal Forecaster story by Dylan Martin, March 20, 2013.

Swedish company promises 50 ‘high-quality’ jobs in Brunswick Forecaster story by Dylan Martin, March 20, 2013.

Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority board members confirmed, traffic legislation moves forward Bangor Daily News story by Beth Brogan, March 2, 2013.

Giving a Decommissioned Military Base New Life Bangor Savings vice president John A. Moore writes about the New Markets Tax Credit in Federal Reserve publication Communities and Banking

Plan to sell Brunswick Landing lots OK’d, with conditions Forecaster story by Dylan Martin, February 28, 2013.

Tax deal between Brunswick, MRRA approaches vote Forecaster story by Dylan Martin, February 20, 2013.

Maine Senators King and Collins introduce new bill to bring jobs to NASB Bowdoin Orient story by Elana Vlodaver, February 15, 2013.

Brunswick resumes tax incentive talks with MRRA Forecaster story by Dylan Martin, February 6, 2013.

New York company plans bacteria-based power plant for former Brunswick Navy base Bangor Daily News story, February 5, 2013.

MRRA: State a referee in seeking exemption Steve Levesque, MRRA’s Executive Director, reports on the latest redevelopment news at Brunswick Landing, Topsham Commerce Park, and Brunswick Executive Airport. Click here to read the full Op Ed that appeared in The Times Record on Friday, January 18, 2013.

SMCC-critical-partner-in-Brunswick Brunswick Times Record column by Ron Cantor, SMCC president, January 8, 2013

2012 stories

New bill could help MRRA development Brunswick Times Record story by JT Leonard, December 14, 2012

Kestrel officials show off innovative new plane at Brunswick facility Bangor Daily News/Brunswick Times Record story by JT Leonard, December 11, 2012

MRRA efforts draw national praise Maine Biz story by James McCarthy, December 10, 2012

MRRA seeks to mend fences with Brunswick, Topsham Forecaster story by Dylan Martin, December 5, 2012

Brunswick Landing on its way to being an economic engine

Steve Levesque, MRRA’s Executive Director, reports on the latest redevelopment news at Brunswick Landing, Topsham Commerce Park, and Brunswick Executive Airport. Click here to read the full Op Ed that appeared in The Times Record on Wednesday, October 24, 2012.

Foreign trade zone status for Brunswick seen as economic boost for former Navy base Bangor Daily News story, Sept. 18, 2012

Brunswick hurts its future by rescinding on tax agreement with air base redevelopers Bangor Daily News editorial, Sept. 14, 2012

Southern Maine Community College Midcoast Campus enrollment explodes in second year Bangor Daily News story by Chris Cousins, Sept. 5, 2012

Brunswick Landing is a Maine model for economic development Bangor Daily News editorial, August 24, 2012

Companies see 60 percent savings on green energy at the former Brunswick air base Bangor Daily News story, Aug. 9, 2012

Developer makes good use of former Brunswick Naval Air station housing Bangor Daily News story, Aug 12, 2012

SMCC gets medical device manufacturing grant to help train Mölnlycke workers Forecaster story by Amber Cronin, Aug. 16, 2012

SMCC pushes ahead with Brunswick campus expansion Forecaster story by Amber Cronin, Aug. 1, 2012

Brunswick to get 800 acres from Navy for recreation, conservation Forecaster story by Amber Cronin, July 31, 2012

Belfast manufacturer rehabs a former BNAS building to test high-efficiency technology Mainebiz story by Matt Dodge, July 23, 2012

Engineering integration: SMCC, UMaine educators show off new Brunswick MATEC program Times Record story by Darrell Fishell, June 27, 2012

Former Navy base in transformation to renewable energy hub Bangor Daily News story, June 21, 2012

Base Reuse Effort Rolls Along

Steve Levesque, MRRA’s Executive Director, reports on what’s new for 2012. Click here to read the full Op Ed that appeared in The Times Record on Friday, February 3, 2012.

2011 stories

Navy agrees to sell remainder of BNAS for redevelopment

BDN story by Chris Cousins, Sept. 20, 2011.

Navy base redevelopment work wins top economic development award

BDN story by Chris Cousins, Sept. 15, 2011.

$1.7M federal grant flows to former Brunswick Naval Air Station

BDN story by Chris Cousins, Aug. 31, 2011.

First MRRA forum fields range of questions

Falmouth Forecaster story by Emily Guerin, June 23, 2011.

Swedish firm breaks ground at former Brunswick Naval Air Station

Times Record story by Seth Koenig, June 22, 2011.

On the site of the former naval air station, the Brunswick Executive Airport – Maine’s newest – opens its runways to civilian traffic, and is poised for air business to soar again

Portland Press Herald story by Tux Turkel, April 3, 2011.

2009 Stories

Base price | The $891M hole it will leave in Maine’s economy begs the question for Brunswick Naval Air Station: What’s next?

Mainebiz story by MINDY FAVREAU, Nov. 30th, 2009