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Hey Forbes, here are some businesspeople that aren't bad-mouthing Maine

Peter Van Allen |

When I moved to Maine last spring there were still bad feelings over a list that ran in Forbes in September 2013, "The Best States for Business and Careers," which...

Don’t overlook tourism and recreation as economic drivers

Dick Rasor |

In the early 1980s my client, U.S. Steel, was suffering from the general economic downturn and import issues constricting the domestic steel industry. Chairman David Roderick stood before...

What business wants from the next governor

Peter Van Allen |

By the time you read this, you are either getting ready to get to the polls or you have already voted. Yet this Election Day proved once again that Mainers will not sit idle: political...

On living in Maine — and making a living in Maine

Peter Van Allen |

I've had several discussions recently about my perceptions about Maine's business climate. While I feel like I need to qualify these observations by saying that Pennsylvania is still a...

Well-known economist leaving Maine

Charlie Colgan, a well-known economist who had served on the state’s economic forecasting panel for nearly two decades, is leaving Maine after losing his faculty position at...

How to create the aura of an icon

Doug Packard |

Becoming "iconic" means leaving a legacy to those you care about — where your actions and your beliefs serve as a model for how to conduct a life. You don't have to walk...

In international trade, you can get there from here

Lori Valigra |

Mainers set the bar for bootstrapping their own businesses, but when it comes to thinking beyond the state's borders, particularly globally, many stop short, citing a lack of time or...

Maine's varied industries tell a larger story

Peter Van Allen |

This issue of Mainebiz includes stories that look at some traditional industries, including farming and lobstering, and how they fit with where Maine is headed.

How to protect your business against cybercrime

Jeff Lind |

The staggering increase in data breach and cybercrime events for large and small businesses is costing billions of dollars in preventive and recovery measures. These malicious events have...

How to get to know lawmakers and let them know your industry matters

Andrea Cianchette Maker |

While people debate the original source of the quote, "No man's life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session," as either Judge Gideon J. Tucker, in...