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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

STAFF |

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'

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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...

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