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Nominations sought for Governor’s Award for Business Excellence

The Maine Department of Economic and Community Development is accepting nominations for the 2017 Governor’s Award for Business Excellence.

Lincoln files legal objection over cleanup plans for bankrupt mill

In court documents filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court District of Maine, the town of Lincoln is objecting to the scope of a cleanup agreement between the bankrupt Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC and...

Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments lands economic development grant


The Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments has received $70,000 in grant funding through the Economic Development Administration's Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy program.

ICYMI: $50M R&D bond passed

A week after the statewide June 13 referendum on a $50 million bond to boost the state's investment in research and development, Secretary of State Matt Dunlap finally revealed Tuesday that the...

Biomass firm faces challenge in mill purchase

The biomass company EMEP LLC is facing challenges in getting the funding it needs for the redevelopment of the former Great Northern Paper mill in East Millinocket as a biorefinery and energy park.

Floating tank center, zero waste spice maker among SCORE award winners

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Noting that the SCORE Maine mentoring organization helped entrepreneurs start 386 new businesses that created 578 new jobs in 2016, Portland Chapter head Nancy Strojny named the winners of the annual...

Fate of $50 million R&D bond unclear

The outcome of the statewide referendum on a $50 million bond to boost the state’s investment in research and development wasn’t known this morning, in part because results of...

Senate OKs bill to expand broadband access in Maine


The Maine Senate on Monday gave unanimous initial approval to a bill by Sen. Shenna Bellows, D-Manchester, that would pave the way for a new round of broadband expansion in Maine, with a goal of...

Thrivant Health and Grojo win MCED Top Gun showcase

Thrivant Health is the winner of the $10,000 cash prize sponsored by the Maine Technology Institute in this year's Top Gun Showcase competition, while Grojo Inc. won an in-kind prize from Microsoft...

Maine to receive $1.1M for cleaning up contaminated properties

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday it will award $1.1 million in supplemental funding for two Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund programs in Maine, allowing them to continue...