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Jackson Lab reveals overseas ambitions

A top executive for Bar Harbor-based Jackson Lab said the company is planning to possibly expand into China to take advantage of the country’s growing biomedical research...

Maine medical lab gets $12.9M contract

Massachusetts-based Alere, a medical diagnostics company, has won a $12.9 million government contract to develop a new test for pandemic influenza at its Maine lab.

Portland gets federal funds to boost startups

Dylan Martin |

The greater Portland area has been selected as one of eight communities in the country to receive funds from a federal program that aims to help small businesses grow and create new...

Re-opened rail site expected to boost L-A economy

The re-opening of a railroad site in Auburn will open up more than 400 acres for industrial development, a move local and state officials say could lure businesses with rail...

MEMIC to send out record dividend checks

Portland-based worker’s compensation insurer Maine Employers’ Mutual Insurance Co. has once again reached a new record for dividend checks being sent to...

Portland developer partners with State Theatre to develop outdoor concert site

Dylan Martin |

The development of an outdoor concert venue in Portland is moving forward after a local developer signed a long-term agreement with the company that operates the State Theatre.

Car dealer buys naming rights at Ellsworth theater

A local car dealer has bought the naming rights for a stage at The Grand theater in Ellsworth, helping support the theater’s $1.5 million capital campaign.

Portland waterfront plan faces uncertain future

A plan to transform a 10-acre Portland waterfront property into a mixed-use development could be stymied by a preservation group's bid to give the land greater protection.

UMF awarded $20M college-readiness grant

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the University of Maine at Farmington a $20 million, seven-year grant to help at-risk middle and high school students prepare for and be...

Old Town workers denied federal funds

U.S. Sens. Angus King and Susan Collins have pledged to find alternative federal assistance for about 180 workers at Old Town Fuel and Fiber who were laid off when the pulp mill closed in...

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