Digital Research Group in the News December 8, 2016
Campaign to draw workers to Maine gets $100,000 boost
STAFF REPORT, PORTLAND PRESS HERALD
A campaign to attract more workers to Maine got a $100,000 boost Thursday from the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development.
Additionally, the DECD expects to work with Digital Research Group of Kennebunk to gather more workforce attraction-related data. The company has previously conducted tourism studies for the Maine Office of Tourism. A profile of overnight visitors in 2015 showed that 36 percent of visiting business owners or CEOs indicated they would be very likely to relocate, expand, or start a business in Maine at some point in the future.
DPA in the News July 23, 2015
Culinary tourism: More than half of Maine’s visitors came to eat or drink
BY COLLEEN BARRY, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
MILAN — Culinary tourists are pushing growth in foreign tourism to the United States, which is transforming its image as a fast-food mecca to a land of regional tastes and dishes, said officials visiting the Expo 2015 world’s fair focusing on food this week.
Culinary tourism already appears to be strong in Maine, according to a 2014 Maine Office of Tourism study conducted by DPA, a digital research firm in Kennebunk. According to the report, 58 percent of the tourists who came to Maine last year and stayed overnight identified culinary or beverage interests as their reason for coming. Overall, there were 17.3 million overnight visitors in 2014 versus 16.6 million in 2013.
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