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FocusMaine cites success in first year of 10-year plan to add 20,000 jobs

Staff |

FocusMaine, a nonprofit partnership focused on increasing the state's economic base, said its efforts have reaped success in agriculture and aquaculture businesses, a year after launching a 10-year...

Three downtowns added to Maine Downtown Center Affiliate Program

Maureen Milliken |

A program that supports communities that are in the early stages of downtown revitalization has added Caribou, Hallowell and its first neighborhood, Woodford’s Corner in Portland.

Irving’s hiring forecast includes 300 for forest products jobs in Maine

Staff |

J.D. Irving Ltd. forecasts 7,500 full-time hires over the next three years, as well as more than 2,500 student hires across the company's operations in Canada and the United States.

Redzone's 2019 expansion will stretch from Berwick to Fort Kent

Maureen Milliken |

The broadband services company Redzone will expand to 26 communities stretching from Berwick north to Fort Kent in 2019, bringing its customer base to more than 300,000 Maine households and...

Three New Year's resolutions that will boost your business growth in 2019

Dean Michaud, president of Michaud Accounting Solutions |

Taking a look at what you can do in your personal and professional life is a great way to start the year with focus. Here are three resolutions that will boost your business growth in 2019.

CLYNK's Vanderhoof targets 20% annual growth for the tech-driven recycling firm

Renee Cordes |

Alison Vanderhoof is president and CEO of CLYNK, a technology-driven bottle-and-can redemption and recycling company based in South Portland with more than $10 million in...

Mills appoints Hannah Pingree as innovation director, urges Mainers to 'take the long view'

Maureen Milliken |

Gov. Janet Mills moved Thursday on one of the first changes she promised as governor with the appointment of Hannah Pingree, former speaker of the Maine House of Representatives, to lead what will...

Live + Work in Maine steps up effort to promote state’s employment brand

Staff |

Live + Work in Maine, a private-sector initiative, is poised to accelerate its efforts to promote the Maine employment brand to the national talent market.

Maine craft brewers bullish on growth prospects in 2019

Renee Cordes |

Maine’s craft brewers are bullish on expected output growth over the next two years, with expectations of double-digit increases in both 2019 and 2020, says a new report.

Nonprofits pump $12B a year into Maine’s economy, report says

Nonprofit organizations in Maine contribute around $12 billion a year to the state’s economy and employ more than 98,000 people, says a report by the Maine Association of Nonprofits.

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