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Anchorspace coworking expands to Ellsworth

Staff |

A new coworking space recently opened in Ellsworth at 53 Oak Space, currently occupied by two businesses with room for six more.

SBA's regional director touts programs to boost rural Maine

James McCarthy |

SBA's regional New England Administrator Wendell Davis drove up from Boston last week to see what Our Katahdin was up to at the shuttered Great Northern Paper mill site in Millinocket. He toured the...

Brooklyn-based owner pulls the plug on popular Portland food lab

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Fork Food Lab in Portland — a two-year-old company that was among the successes cited in the Greater Portland's redesignation as one of the country's Manufacturing Communities for Food...

Coalition outlines top priorities of Maine businesses for the next governor

Peter Van Allen |

Maine will need to invest $100 million to upgrade the state's broadband in coming years, according to a report that's based on a survey of 1,000 business leaders.

Poland Spring selects Lincoln for water source

Poland Spring has signed a contract with the Lincoln Water District to buy water from the town's Bella Luna spring. Nestlé-owned Poland Spring also had explored locations in Chester, Fryeburg,...

Deloitte issues 'due diligence' report on Nordic Aquafarms' $150M project in Belfast

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A report by the international consulting firm Deloitte concludes that the Norwegian company planning to build the Nordic Aquafarms' land-based aquaculture facility in Belfast has gained...

Community hub envisioned for Belfast waterfront property

Laurie Schreiber |

The purchase of two adjacent waterfront properties on Front Street in Belfast is envisioned as a prime opportunity for creating an attractive commercial hub and further enhance the town as a...

As congregations shrink throughout Maine, former church properties get new life

Maureen Milliken |

In Maine and elsewhere, the Catholic Church is consolidating and closing property in the face of shrinking parishes and growing expenses. That's creating opportunities for developers, who are finding...

Fowler suddenly leaves as Aroostook chamber director

Theresa Fowler, executive director of the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce for 10 years, suddenly left that post on Thursday.

MTI, Biobased Maine issue last call for 'emerging forest technologies'

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The Maine Technology Institute and Biobased Maine have issued their last call in their “request for information” from emerging forest industry technologies that would like to be...

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