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There’s no ambiguity in the sales pitch that Live+Work in Maine makes to people working in other states who might be thinking about finding a job in Maine.
Gov. Janet Mills launched an initiative today to develop a 10-year strategic economic development plan for Maine.
The Maine Technology Institute was named the “2019 Financial Services Champion of the Year” by the Maine District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration. The honor was presented during Wednesday night’s SBA Small Business Awards
The southern Aroostook County town of Island Falls, with a year-round population of less than 900, may not look much like Millinocket, 40 miles to the southwest, but the two towns have a lot in common.
GO Lab, an innovative, building products manufacturer based in Belfast, has received a $250,000 award from the U.S. Forest Service’s Wood Innovations Grant program. The grant will assist GO Lab in its mission to disrupt and transform the
Maine Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Heather Johnson announced Monday that Charlotte Mace is the department’s new Director of Business Development and Innovation.
More focus on the northern towns of the Katahdin region, more places to eat and better infrastructure are some of the thing Mike Elliot hopes will happen soon.
Pennacook Falls Investments Ltd. closed Wednesday on a loan that finalizes the capital needed to proceed with construction of a 63-room Best Western Plus Inn and Suites in Rumford, Maine.
Portland City Manager Jon Jennings on Wednesday underscored the need for responsible development in Maine's largest city and urged the state to step up and help finance a modern convention center in Portland.
A daily bus route between Lewiston-Auburn and Farmington, cited as a top priority in a 2017 transportation plan for the area and expected to ease workforce issues, is up and running.
AUGUSTA — At the south end of Water Street downtown, Matt and Heather Pouliot walk through the about-to-be renovated New Purinton Brothers Block, describing how the plan for event
Maine International Trade Center announced today the seven Maine companies with innovative products that have been selected for this year's New Products Global Showcase.
Rockland Main Street Inc. has been designated as an accredited Main Street America program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. It’s the 10th consecutive year that Rockland’s downtown advocacy program
Maine gets high marks for its work on the environment, safety and forest growth, but is struggling in workforce, education, transportation infrastructure and health care, according to the
Businesses are signing up for the the state's first virtual job far, scheduled for Tuesday, May 7, and sponsored by the Central Maine Growth Council.
ESG Associates Inc., a Bedford, Mass.-based company specialized inc recreational developments, is looking to Scarborough Downs for its next venture.
Maine has a flourishing support network for start-up and early-stage companies that’s rooted in the organic growth of industry clusters like aquaculture, electronic commerce, food and beverage, and financial technology.
U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Angus King, I-Maine, have joined a bipartisan group of senators in introducing the “Agricultural Export Expansion Act of 2019,” legislation to remove a major hurdle for American farmers and ranchers aiming to sell American agricultural products in the Cuban market. The bipartisan bill would support jobs in Maine and throughout the country by lifting restrictions on private financing for U.S. agricultural exports to Cuba.
Collins and King noted in a recent news release that the 2018 Farm Bill took steps to help American agriculture access the Cuban market by allowing funding for U.S. Department of Agriculture export promotion programs for U.S. agricultural products to be used in Cuba. However, they said, the biggest barrier for producers as they seek access to Cuba is the Trade Sanctions and Reform Act’s prohibition on providing private credit for those exports, which forces Cubans to pay with cash up-front for American-grown food. As a result, American farm goods have become less competitive, and Cuba has turned to other countries that are able to extend credit directly to Cuban buyers for transactions.
The proposed bill would amend the Trade Sanctions and Reform Act to allow for private financing of agricultural exports and level the playing field for American farmers competing in the global market.
Noting that farming continues to be a major economic driver of Maine’s rural communities, Collins and King said the legislation would “open up a significant new export opportunity, without costing the government any money or risking any taxpayer dollars.”