Portland selected to host global Arctic conference in 2016

The U.S. State Department has chosen Portland to host an international forum on the Arctic next year, the first such forum in the United States outside of Alaska.

The meeting will put Maine in the international spotlight, said Dana Eidsness, director of the Maine North Atlantic Development Office.

“This is a true turning point for Maine as we step further on the Arctic stage and join Alaska at the forefront of U.S. engagement in the Arctic,” Eidness said.

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