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York, Oxford county firms can tap $1.1M loan program

A new $1.1 million revolving loan program for small- to mid-sized businesses in York and southern Oxford counties is set to begin in June.The

Winxnet, Hammond Lumber make local acquisitions

Two Maine-based companies — one in the information technology space, and another in the lumber industry — are expanding after acquiring local businesses this week.

Statewide home sales up; median sales price down

Statewide sales of single-family existed homes in March have increased by nearly 13% from last year, but the median sales price has declined by almost 5% to $162,000.

LePage signs ‘patent trolls’ bill into law

It will become more difficult for so-called "patent trolls" to "harass and extort money" from Maine businesses after Gov. Paul LePage signed a new bill into law...

LePage seeks trade options, visits UNE Morocco campus

Government and college officials celebrated the University of New England’s new science-focused campus in Morocco at a dedication ceremony this week.

New Mexico firm has $3M plan for Camden plants

A New Mexico-based company that develops and manufactures communications devices plans to invest over $3 million in two facilities in Camden.

Maine more than 2 degrees warmer since first Earth Day

New research shows that Maine’s average temperature has risen more than 2 degrees Fahrenheit since the first Earth Day was celebrated 44 years ago today on April 22,...

Maine lags U.S. in growth of women-owned businesses

While Maine’s growth rate of women-owned businesses has increased in the last 15 years — and outpaces that of men-owned businesses or businesses with combined ownerships...

Funding for western Maine nonprofits in question

Several nonprofits in western Maine are facing declining revenues after some communities have voted to decrease or completely cut taxpayer-supported funds.

Job creation grants available to several Maine counties

The Maine Department of Economic and Community Development is seeking applications for grants intended to spur job creation in the state’s economically disadvantaged regions.

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