Economic Development

AECOM chosen to guide regional Transit Tomorrow project

The California engineering firm, with offices in South Portland, will provide technical expertise, synthesize public input and produce a final plan over the next 18 months as Portland-area transit...

Real Estate & Construction

Waterfront home that failed to sell in auction gets second chance

Laurie Schreiber |

A custom-built home on the Brookings Bay waterfront in Woolwich didn't sell at auction in July, but sellers are hoping a discounted listing price will do the trick the second time around.

Real Estate & Construction

Midcoast's Horch Roofing expands trade scholarship program

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The Warren-based contractor is expanding its trade scholarship program to two $1,000 prizes this year.

Small Business

Maine SBA announces 2019 'Small Business of the Year' awards

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Maine businesses from Allagash to Eliot will be honored May 15 when the U.S. Small Business Administration hands out awards to businesses and individuals.


Former small-business advocate Schaffer will head ConnectME

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Schaffer will lead the boradband agency after being a small-business advocate in the Maine secretary of state's office and co-chair of the Maine Broadband Coalition.

Human resources

A look back: Then, as now, workers were hard to come by

Maine’s labor shortage is nothing new, to read the September 1995 issue of Mainebiz.Yet one business owner, an importer, seemed to have a...


Mills, Efficiency Maine partner on electric vehicle initiatives

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The initiatives, which include financial incentives to buy electric vehicles, are in part the result of a $5.1 million settle with Volkswagen won last year by Mills when she was attorney general.

Health care

Northern Light board approves Mayo Hospital merger

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The vote comes about a month after the Dover-Foxcroft hospital's board gave its green light to a merger that has been months in planning and still requires additional approval by Maine lawmakers.

Marketing & Media

Maine DOT marches into March Madness with bridge bracket

Renee Cordes |

Hopping aboard the March Madness bandwagon, the Maine Department of Transportation is running a bracket on social media that pits the state's bridges against each other.

Fisheries & Marine

Petition seeks moratorium on large aquaculture leases

Laurie Schreiber |

Save Maquoit Bay, a group formed to address issues with aquaculture, and lobstermen from around the state have submitted a petition to the Department of Marine Resources requesting an immediate...

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How to: Prepare for a business loan

Kim Donnelly |

If you own a business, you know what it's like to see — and want to seize — an opportunity. And often, such opportunities require an infusion of capital.

How to: Build a culture of cyber-defenders

Andrew Rinaldi |

In today's world, cybersecurity is a hot-button issue that effects organizations large and small. Here are some tips on how to build a culture of cyber-defenders within your company.


Workforce development: Discovering the amazing knowledge and talents of veterans

Maine's labor shortage has been well documented and it shows no signs of abating.

Meet the Mainebiz Business Leaders of the Year

Peter Van Allen |

We hear a lot about "makers" these days and it typically means furniture makers, boat builders, crafts people.

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Maine's largest employee-owned businesses

Ranked by number of Maine employees

RankEmployee-owned businessNo. of Maine employees
1Cianbros Cos., Pittsfield1,093
2Sargent Corp., Stillwater430

Source: Each business via survey

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