U.S. Rep. John Baldacci to discuss economic implications of entrepreneurship

U.S. Rep. John Baldacci will discuss “Economic Implications of Entrepreneurship” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the Keck Classroom of Pettengill Hall on the Bates College campus. The public is invited to attend this Bates Seminar Series in Entrepreneurship lecture free of charge.Baldacci’s talk will focus on how the state of Maine has addressed the challenges of developing successful new ventures for state economies. Born and raised in Bangor, Baldacci worked in his family business while serving in the state legislature and earning a B.A. in history from the University of Maine, Orono. Through his experience in the family restaurant business, Baldacci learned much about the opportunities and challenges facing Maine’s small businesses.

Baldacci was first elected to public office in 1978, when he won a seat on the Bangor City Council at the age of 23. In 1982, he was elected to the Maine State Senate, where he served until his election to the United States House of Representatives in 1994. Re-elected to Congress in 1996, 1998 and again in 2000, he serves on the house agriculture and transportation and infrastructure committees. Through this committee work, he has been involved in decisions important to the second district’s natural resource-based economy.

For more information, call the Bates College Office of Career Services at 207-786-6232.

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