Deputy Director of Innovation and Development, MRRA (Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority)
Kristine Logan has worked with both large and small Maine businesses to help connect them to the resources they need to become successful. Her expertise lie in site location, access to capital, marketing, start-up planning and growth strategies, workforce development, complying with state regulations, utilizing state programs, and working with local and regional partners.
Kristine is the Deputy Director of Innovation and Development for the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority. In this role, Kristine created and is the director of TechPlace, a manufacturing business incubator, where she works with start-up and early stage companies and supports them in their desire to grow. She provides TechPlace businesses with access to in-house business resources by coordinating workshops, seminars, courses, and networking events on topics relevant to business growth and development.
Prior to her current position, Kristine worked for the State’s Department of Economic and Community Development as the Governor’s Account Executive for York, Cumberland and Sagadahoc Counties. In her work with the State of Maine, she built strategic partnerships at the local, regional, state, and federal levels that increased her effectiveness in assisting businesses. Her knowledge and use of state business and community programs, including TIF’s, Community Development Block Grants and Pine Tree Development Zone programs led to her effectively help businesses overcome obstacles and find solutions that led them to be stronger more successful companies.
As the Director of the BRAC Transition Center from 2008 to 2011, she oversaw the retraining efforts of over 700 civilian workers upon closure of the Naval Air Station Brunswick. This position involved the promotion, publicity, and community outreach strategy for implementing Bath/Brunswick’s portion of $20 million in workforce retraining dollars. During this time, Kristine was a guest speaker and presenter at national forums for the U.S. Department of Labor and the Office of Economic Adjustment on building successful partnerships and leveraging community funds.
Kristine holds a Bachelor of Science in mathematics with a minor in management from the State University of New York’s College at Cortland.