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Portland’s middle-income earners feel the squeeze

Portland has been experiencing a housing development boom in the past few years, but it hasn’t helped middle-income earners, according to a new report.

State gets extra $4.3M for small business

The state has received an extra $4.3 million that will be used to help small businesses attract more capital and create jobs as part of a federal initiative.

Five Maine economists give us their 2015 outlook

Dylan Martin |

It’s that time of year again. Like we do every January, Mainebiz has asked five prominent Maine economists what they think the New Year will bring for the Pine Tree State.

Moosehead Lake region studies how it can attract more people

Jennifer Van Allen |

What makes the Moosehead Lake region worth a visit? Why is it a great place in which to live, or even build business?

Biddeford gives final OK to $50M mixed-use plan

A developer’s $50 million plan to transform Biddeford’s Lincoln Mill into a hotel and apartment complex is moving forward after receiving final approval from the...

Portland Technology Park to get first tenant

The city of Portland has successfully attracted its first tenant, an Auburn-based insurance company, to the city’s year-old technology park.

Franklin County chamber names new leader

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce has named Penny Meservier as its new executive director. She begins on Jan. 2.

Bucksport pop-up shops to boost businesses

The town of Bucksport has funded the creation of four "pop-up" retail stores as a way to support local businesses and look beyond Bucksport’s identity as a mill...

N.H. firm to invest $18M in Saco mill project

A New Hampshire developer plans to invest $18 million to transform a large former mill in Saco into residential apartments and retail space.