Real Estate & Construction

MEREDA conference highlights demand, but lack of inventory


Vacancy rates are at or near historic lows in some areas, but the rents landlords are charging do not yet justify the cost of new construction.That's one of the takeaway themes of the annual Maine...

Real Estate & Construction

Brunswick Landing drives midcoast real estate activity

Laurie Schreiber |

In 2017, Brunswick Landing continues to show strong growth in the Bath-Brunswick-Topsham region.

Real Estate & Construction

NIMBY vs. YIMBY debate continues to guide development


Maine’s real estate industry continues to look for ways to turn NIMBY into YIMBY — “not in my back yard” to “yes in my back yard” — as it continues to...

Government & Politics

Power companies’ tab for October storm costs exceeds $75M


Preliminary reports submitted to the Maine Public Utilities Commission indicate Central Maine Power Co. spent almost $69 million and Emera Maine more than $7.3 million in their efforts to restore...


Hyperlite Mountain Gear raises $1.1M in early stage venture capital


Hyperlite Mountain Gear, the Biddeford-based manufacturer of 100% USA-made ultralight outdoor equipment, announced it has completed a $1.1 million early series round of financing.

Fisheries & Marine

Whale entanglements prompt lawsuit against feds

The Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife and The Humane Society of the United States have filed suit against the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National...

Real Estate & Construction

Boston is only New England site to make Amazon’s top 20


Scarborough Downs and Brunswick Landing are officially out as possible sites for Amazon's second headquarters.

Real Estate & Construction

MEREDA Index: State's real estate activity hits 10-year high

James McCarthy |

The MEREDA Index, a quarterly measure of real estate activity in Maine, hit a 10-year peak through the third quarter of 2017, reaching 96 overall in a composite measurement covering new development,...

Health care

Mercy Hospital gets $5M boost for Fore River project

Mercy Hospital’s efforts to consolidate operations at its Fore River campus in Portland received a significant contribution to its capital campaign Wednesday, thanks to a $5 million pledge by...

Real Estate & Construction

New Bath trail along Kennebec River to foster waterfront development

The City of Bath plans to start construction this spring of a $1.8 million half-mile walking trail along the Kennebec River.

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How To: Implement a successful workplace wellness program

Diane Abramson |

A well-designed workplace wellness program can significantly reduce employer health care costs while increasing employee retention, motivation and morale. Wellness programs have been...

How To: Turn macro trends into long-term profits

Catherine Reilly deLutio |

The best Maine businesses know that long-term success means looking beyond industry fads to the macro economic and demographic trends that influence long-term profits.

How to: Choose a trustee

Caitlin DiMillo, Mainebiz contributor |

How to: Avoid the high cost of a data breach

Sterling Kozlowski |
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Mainebiz staff expanding its horizons in 2018

Peter Van Allen |

For this year, I've asked the Mainebiz editorial staff to expand its horizons.

It takes a village to raise a business

Peter Van Allen |

American Roots is one of several businesses Mainebiz honored recently at our Next event.

What about athenahealth?

Randall Poulton, Winterport |

Maine's latest green buildings

Ranked by LEED certification date

RankProject nameCertification level & date
1Capital Judicial Center, Augustagold, Aug. 2017
2CEI Central Office, Brunswickplatinum, May 2017

Source: U.S. Green Building Council

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