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$290K in fed grants to support, create 160 jobs

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Five Maine organizations have been awarded a total of $290,000 in grant funding through the USDA Rural Development Rural Business Development Grant program to assist in economic development, and the...

Sale of Bangor block a cornerstone of downtown revitalization

Laurie Schreiber |

“The city is excited to see this piece of the downtown, which has been a little dark, really come alive,” Tanya Emery, Bangor's community and economic development director, told Mainebiz.

Eight Maine companies make Inc.'s 'Fastest Growing' list

Kevin Steeves |

Landry/French Construction Co. and Tilson Technology Management are joined by six other Maine companies in Inc. magazine's annual list of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies across the country.

MCED names Gooding's permanent replacement

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The Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development announced on Tuesday that Thomas Rainey has been appointed the executive director of the organization, effective Sept. 6.

Cooperative farm to be launched by Somali immigrants

Four Somali Bantu farmers have started New Roots Cooperative Farm in Lewiston.

Women to Watch: Andrea Cianchette Maker finds common ground in policymaking at Pierce Atwood

James McCarthy |

It's easy enough to rattle off negatives about Maine's economy, but Andrea Cianchette Maker deliberately takes a different approach. As leader of Pierce Atwood's government relations practice group...

Maine tourism office awards $57K in grants

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The Maine Office of Tourism awarded grants totaling $57,675 to seven groups in the most recent round of the Tourism Enterprise Marketing Grant program.

Cloudport CoWorking puts $30K into innovation initiative

Lori Valigra |

Venture Hall, a new startup and innovation initiative in Portland, will get more than $30,000 of in-kind investment from boutique Cloudport CoWorking MultiSpace, Venture Hall co-founder Jess Knox...

Maine's economy comes out swinging in first quarter

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There's good news for Maine from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, which looked at the gross domestic product of the country: The state made it into the top 10 in economic performance for the...

Four buildings to be razed to revitalize downtown Waterville

Waterville's comeback is in full swing as four buildings owned by Colby College are to be torn down for new uses.