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Report: Maine casinos created 1,500 jobs

The Hollywood Casino in Bangor and the Oxford Casino in Oxford have created nearly 1,500 jobs, according to a new industry study.

Old Town plan could call for anchor retailer

A master plan for redevelopment of Old Town’s downtown could call for a major retailer like Trader Joe’s or L.L.Bean to move in and spur economic activity...

Report: Maine's aging population hinders growth

Maine’s economy will experience slow and steady growth through 2019, but it will still be held back by its aging population and its lack of population growth, a state...

CEI, MCF partner to boost rural development

The Maine Community Foundation has partnered with Wiscasset-based CEI (Coastal Enterprises Inc.) to boost downtown- and fisheries-related development in rural Maine.

Innovation exists in Maine, but does everyone know that?

Dylan Martin |

It's strange to think about the perceptions I had of Maine growing up, especially when I look at the position I'm in now — at the age of 25 — and how those perceptions have...

Rising sea levels to impact Bath businesses

Rising sea levels in the next 100 years are expected to have an impact on Bath’s downtown waterfront area and a number of businesses along with it. But a volunteer planning...

Verso quiet on future of Bucksport mill

Verso Paper is appearing quiet on the future of its to-be-closed Bucksport mill, just as workers are beginning to receive notice of job opportunities from out of state.

MRRA eyes $2M bond to fix aging infrastructure at Brunswick Landing

The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority plans to float a $2 million revenue bond next year to pay for upgrades of aging sewer, water and electrical systems at Brunswick...

Downeaster to add Kennebunk stop

The operator of the Amtrak Downeaster is planning to add a seasonal stop in Kennebunk, which is expected to boost the town’s tourism efforts.

Group urges vote on job-creating ballot measure

A coalition of Maine businesses is urging voters to approve ballot question No. 3 on Nov. 4, saying it will continue funding two state loan programs that have created thousands of...

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