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$162M for improvements at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard needs executive approval, set to be signed soon.

$162M for improvements at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard needs executive approval, set to be signed soon.

9/18/2018 | George Lindbom

According to a September 14 Mainebiz article,  “Federal legislation that would provide over $162 million for improvements at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery has received U.S. Senate approval and will be considered by President Donald Trump for signing into law, U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said Thursday in a news release.”

DIME Attends DEFSEC, the second largest defense trade show in Canada.

DIME Attends DEFSEC, the second largest defense trade show in Canada.

9/6/2018 | George Lindbom

Defense Industry Maine (DIME) and the Maine International Trade Center (MITC) are organizing a delegation of Maine companies to attend DEFSEC Atlantic 2018. Participating companies will be able to share space in the Defense Industry Maine booth, obtain market research and matchmaking services, be part of an organized trade group at the event, and most importantly, meet and connect with key people in the Canadian Aerospace, Defense, Maritime, and Security industry sectors.

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard looking to fill 800 new jobs in 2018

11/20/2017 | Mariah Cunningham-Knaus

The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard hopes a job fair on Tuesday will help fill 160 positions created by an increasing workload that is expected to add as many as 800 jobs in fiscal year 2018, which would bring the shipyard's civilian workforce to 6,100.


How We Can Help

Defense program impacts come in all shapes and sizes. When defense programs change or are cut, contractors and manufacturers may be faced with budget cuts, staff layoffs, or factory closings.

The Maine International Trade Center and the Office of Economic Adjustment support the Maine defense industry by:

  • Providing Market Research and Diversification Assistance                                                                     
  • Holding Industry Trainings and Events
  • Providing Compliance and Certification Assistance
  • Participating in Defense Trade Shows

Find out if you are eligible for DIME assistance. 

 

Who We Are

Defense Industry Maine (DIME) is an initiative of the Maine International Trade Center Established in 2018.