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Poland Spring plans new bottling plant in western Maine

Nestle-owned Poland Spring is seeking a new site in western Maine, close to sources of spring water, in order to build a $50 million water bottling plant.

Maine in lower tier of U.S. states for economic impact of immigrants

STAFF |

Maine ranks 37th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in WalletHub's new analysis of the economic impact of foreign-born populations.

Engineering News-Record names Dagher a 'Top 25 Newsmaker'

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Habib Dagher, executive director of the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center, has been named one of 2016’s Top 25 Newsmakers by Engineering News-Record.

Businesses rally against 3% tax surcharge

Renee Cordes |

Representatives from a statewide, bipartisan coalition of Maine businesses held a press conference Thursday urging legislators to repeal the recently passed 3% tax surcharge on incomes exceeding...

Hall steps down at Portland chamber, looks to 'next chapter'

Peter Van Allen |

Chris Hall, who resigned Wednesday as CEO of the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce, said he had considered making the move over the past six months.

Leading Maine firms put $200K toward first state startup accelerator

Lori Valigra |

Portland-based MaineHealth and disability insurer Unum US will each provide $100,000 and other support to collaborate with Portland startup accelerator Venture Hall on its inaugural startup...

Wellness Connection of Maine's cannabis business poised for growth

Lori Valigra |

As the legal jangling over Maine's new law allowing retail sales of marijuana continues, and would-be growers snap up commercial real estate around the state, the potentially new business brings with...

Aquaculture's impact in Maine almost triples

Lori Valigra |

Aquaculture is the fastest-growing food production business in the world, and it's already contributing nearly $138 million in both direct and multiplier or related economic impact to the...

Portland Jetport sets all-time passenger record

The Portland International Jetport today reported it reached an all-time record year for traffic in 2016, with 1,785,649 passengers. That total represents a 3.2% increase over 2015's 1.73 million...

Top Gun names 38 startups to 'Maine 2017 class'

The Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development, the University of Maine, The Lewiston/Auburn Economic Growth Council and MaineStream Finance announced today the members of the Top Gun Maine 2017...

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