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Text of landmark trade agreement revealed

The text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the largest regional trade accord in history, was released Thursday, but the impact for Maine is uncertain.

Maine plans to eliminate downtown CDBG funds to combat crime

The Maine Department of Economic and Community Development is proposing to shift some federal development funding to a law enforcement and crime prevention grant program.

Gifford's to expand ice cream production in Skowhegan

Paul Koenig |

The family-owned ice cream maker, Gifford's Famous Ice Cream, plans to add to the footprint of its Skowhegan factory to make room for new production equipment, which is expected to double the...

Maine groups receive grants for housing rehabilitation projects

Two organizations in Maine will receive a combined $347,800 in federal grants for the rehabilitation and repair of homes for low-income people in five counties.

Capital fund proposed for large Maine business projects

A bill from a Brunswick state legislator and the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority would create a new capital program to provide funding for large business projects if approved by the Maine...

Election 2015: How did Maine businesses fare?

Paul Koenig |

Tuesday's election handed some wins to Maine's business community, including the overwhelming approval of statewide infrastructure and housing bonds and the rejection of referendums in Portland...

CEI awarded $800,000 grant to support revolving loan for Maine's rural counties

Coastal Enterprises Inc. has been awarded $800,000 in federal funding to support a revolving loan fund for businesses in Maine's seven so-called rim counties.

Maine's small airports provide lifeline to rural businesses

Laurie Schreiber |

For firms in some of Maine's rural areas, small airports are essential for connecting them to business centers elsewhere, allowing the firms to stay competitive.

Current Publishing merges with Sun Journal publisher

Current Publishing, a Westbrook-based weekly newspaper publisher, has merged with Sun Media Group in Lewiston.

Maine tops list for hospital safety ratings

Maine’s hospitals received the highest percentage of top ratings for safety in a scorecard released Wednesday by a Washington, D.C.-based health care organization.