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Whitney nominated to lead MTI

Brian Whitney has been nominated by Gov. Paul LePage to serve as the Maine Technology Institute’s next president, six months after the previous leader’s...

Like the real estate motto, Maine offers location, location, location

Peter Van Allen |

During hard times or hard winters, Maine and Mainers chug along. Yet there are always those asking how Maine can grow and prosper.

Boston Globe highlights Biddeford mill revival

A Boston Globe story about Biddeford’s mill revival was featured on the top fold of the newspaper’s business section on Sunday.

Out-of-state worker recruitment aided by various programs

Jennifer Van Allen |

Portland's fastest-growing companies are working hard to recruit the workers they need. As they do, a slew of city, state and public-private efforts are underway to make Maine more...

As Aroostook goes, so goes the rest of Maine

Peter Van Allen |

Back in October, when Senior Writer James McCarthy and I first paid a visit to Aroostook County, potatoes were not the only things on our minds.

Shipyard Brewing plans $4M expansion

Portland-based Shipyard Brewing Co., the state’s largest brewery, is planning to invest $4 million to improve its operations and its national reach.

Maine's largest chambers of commerce

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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.