- Apr 16, 2014
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If I was running the Roux, I'd leak a story: "We are now looking at land not far from UNH in Durham where there is a more welcoming populace, and it's an easy one-hour train commute to Boston and Logan, so we won't need to build a hotel, thus saving money to use for more notable A.I., cloud computing, and robotics programs. And they can still give Maine students a discount to fulfill the promise. See what happens, if the city and the PPH go to bat for them (the PPH story is a softball). UNH and Roux would be quite a one-two punch. Perhaps Mainers aren't ready for this kind of progress and prefer being in the bottom ten of U.S. economies (see the Mainebiz article from 2 days ago). So far, that's the de facto result. Roux could sell, lease, or repurpose the baked bean factory to become a massive artist community of potters, ballerinas, filmmakers, a lobster roll stand, and micro-breweries.