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County, town money kicks off $4.9M Skowhegan Run of River project

Maureen Milliken |

The proposed Run of River Whitewater Recreation Area in Skowhegan can begin the lengthy study and permit process necessary for the $4.9 million project with a $40,000 grant from Somerset County.

Waterville's Mitchell is Central Maine Growth Council Developer of the Year

Maureen Milliken |

Insurance company owner's second love is developing his native city, and the growth council says his projects have drawn business that has added 100 jobs to Waterville

Bath hires new coordinator to market city, promote economic development

The city of Bath has hired Lindsey Goudreau, a 28-year-old former marketing communications specialist at Maine Behavioral Healthcare, to help market Bath and promote its economic development —...

Immigrant Welcome Center launches ‘Greenhouse Program’ for entrepreneurs

Staff |

The Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center is offering to help aspiring entrepreneurs — five to start with in the new year — get new businesses off the ground.

Will the business outlook improve in Maine under Gov.-elect Janet Mills?

Peter Van Allen |

Gov. Paul LePage's impact on business will likely be debated for some time.

Startup goes digital to help Rangeley businesses keep more shopping dollars local

Staff |

An innovative new website launched by Rangeley Trading Co. is being hailed by the Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce as a perfect showcase for local businesses that will help keep more shopping...

Check out Portland's first retail space built from shipping containers

Staff |

Portland's first retail space constructed from repurposed shipping containers opened last week at 93 Washington St., with five startup tenants each in 320 square feet of space.

UMaine System's free tuition initiative is boosting enrollment

Staff |

The University of Maine System reported Tuesday that its initiatives to put more students on an affordable path to a college degree and a career in Maine are already seeing results.

USM to launch North Atlantic partnership with goal of growing state's economy

Staff |

The University of Southern Maine will announce Thursday its intent to form the Maine North Atlantic Institute, a comprehensive economic and educational collaboration working with Maine businesses,...

Led by Elevate Capital venture fund, Minnow closes $1.2M seed round

Staff |

Minnow, the developer of the first internet-of-things-enabled food pickup kiosk that helps restaurants manage online and delivery orders, announced Monday that it closed a $1.2M seed round led by...

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