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Saco looking to leverage economic development

Saco plans to designate its downtown a municipal development district, pending state approval, which is expected to shelter increased tax revenues to be used for economic development projects.

Kennebec Valley Chamber names new leader

Katie Doherty, a Waterville native, has been promoted to president and CEO of the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce.

L/A chamber names new president / CEO

After a three-month search, the Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce named a new president and CEO.

Venture Hall gets $200K boost from MaineHealth, Unum US

Mainebiz Staff |

Portland-based MaineHealth, Maine's largest health network with member hospitals in 10 communities, and disability insurer Unum US, the third-largest employer in Portland, will each...

Poland Spring plans new bottling plant in western Maine

Nestle-owned Poland Spring is seeking a new site in western Maine, close to sources of spring water, in order to build a $50 million water bottling plant.

Maine in lower tier of U.S. states for economic impact of immigrants


Maine ranks 37th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in WalletHub's new analysis of the economic impact of foreign-born populations.

Engineering News-Record names Dagher a 'Top 25 Newsmaker'


Habib Dagher, executive director of the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center, has been named one of 2016’s Top 25 Newsmakers by Engineering News-Record.

Businesses rally against 3% tax surcharge

Renee Cordes |

Representatives from a statewide, bipartisan coalition of Maine businesses held a press conference Thursday urging legislators to repeal the recently passed 3% tax surcharge on incomes exceeding...

Hall steps down at Portland chamber, looks to 'next chapter'

Peter Van Allen |

Chris Hall, who resigned Wednesday as CEO of the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce, said he had considered making the move over the past six months.

Leading Maine firms put $200K toward first state startup accelerator

Lori Valigra |

Portland-based MaineHealth and disability insurer Unum US will each provide $100,000 and other support to collaborate with Portland startup accelerator Venture Hall on its inaugural startup...