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Gov. LePage names 32 'Opportunity Zone' communities

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Gov. Paul R. LePage named the 32 Maine communities selected to participate in the federal Opportunity Zones program.

Finalists selected for Aroostook's '2018 Entrepreneur of the Year'

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Ten finalists for the Aroostook Partnership’s Entrepreneur of the Year competition have been selected and the top three will be revealed at the annual dinner and awards ceremony in Presque Isle...

Market Basket to anchor massive development at Westbrook quarry site

Maureen Milliken |

The 100 acres bordered by the Maine Turnpike, Larrabee Road and Main Street that was once the Pike Industries quarry could soon have up to 1 million square feet of retail, office, medical and...

Colby, Central Maine Growth Council partner on Waterville free public wifi

Maureen Milliken |

Waterville is getting free public downtown wireless through a partnership between Colby College and the Central Maine Growth Council.

Maine to be included in SBA’s national 18-state road tour

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The U.S. Small Business Administration launched an 18-state road tour, with a visit scheduled for Portland on Aug. 24.

Seven Maine food companies selected for 'Cultivator' accelerator program

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The Maine Center for Entrepreneurs and its sponsor FocusMaine selected seven Maine companies to participate in the 2018-19 Cultivator Food, Beverage and Agriculture Accelerator program.

Shipyard Brewing to develop beer-themed hotel in Portland

Shipyard Brewing Co. aims to build Portland’s first beer-themed hotel, or ‘brewtel,’ as part of a $65 million redevelopment plan submitted to the city and made public on Tuesday.

Pineland Farms' Bangor dairy gearing up for production this summer

Activity is underway at the former Grant's Dairy at Bangor's Hildreth North Business Park, which is now under the ownership of Pineland Farms Dairy Co.

Cleanup of Camden tannery site continues, thanks to brownfields grant

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved a $200,000 Brownfields and Land Revitalization grant to the town of Camden for the continued cleanup of the Apollo Tannery property on Washington...

Meet the 2018 Mainebiz Business Leaders of the Year on May 3

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Every year, Mainebiz honors outstanding Business Leaders of the Year in three categories. This year's honorees will be feted at an evening reception on May 3 at the Falmouth Country Club in what is...