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December 27, 2019

The year in review: There was (some) good news for Maine business in 2019

Photo / Tim Greenway A "good news" story that was also good for business in 2019: Irina Erickson, an inmate at the Women’s Re-Entry Center in Windham, works at David’s 388 in South Portland through an apprenticeship program of HospitalityMaine and the state Department of Corrections.

For business, 2019 has been a mix of good and bad. With the approach of the new year, Mainebiz has taken a look at 10 of 2019’s most “positive” stories — ones that carry an encouraging message about Maine’s economy and companies.

Some of these articles are taken from “The Week in Review” section of each Friday’s Mainebiz Daily Report. Others are simply favorites of the editorial team. On Monday, we’ll present 10 of the year’s most “negative” stories.

These reports may not have made the biggest headlines, but for one reason or another, caught our eye. Perhaps they’ll catch yours too.

The 2019 'good news' stories reported by Mainebiz 

Steady development bolsters Ellsworth's emergence as hub

Island Institute planting seeds for 10-fold increase in Maine's aquaculture industry

Three niche textile manufacturers hit their stride, set their sights on expanded growth

UMaine System holds line on tuition, boosts grants and scholarships

Tri for a Cure raises $2M to fight cancer in Maine

GO Lab closes deal for Madison paper mill

Maine is a top state for women-owned businesses, study finds

In the tough Maine news industry, a weekly Portland paper is reborn

On Giving Tuesday, Maine's generosity ranks high

A first for industry of second chances: Corrections Department teams up

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