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The expanded facility will add 11 full-time positions and grow capacity by 17%. Construction is underway, and the new facility is scheduled to open in April.
MEREDA's annual Forecast Conference and Member Showcase presented a mixed outlook for the year in many categories, including hospitality, commercial, residential and multifamily projects.
The Bangor area is facing an increase in its homeless population. The MEREDA conference aims to bring together "a diverse range of perspectives to foster open and honest dialogue, compassion and innovative solutions."
Alice Yardley, founder of Vibrant Handbags, leased retail space at 99 Exchange St. in Portland, moving from Washington Avenue.
The Portland metro area edged out Boston in a comparison of cities nationwide, based on criteria including health care, education and residents' satisfaction.
Much of Maine's marine industry operates from homes with private docks; hundreds of disaster survivors are “fighting to sustain generational family businesses with limited support.”
The pace of the price increase appears to be waning. Over the past few years, percentage increases for the same time period have been in double digits.
The free lab, offered by Coastal Enterprises Inc., will provide basic business management tools and industry insights to help weatherization contractors stay open or expand.
The facility includes a training center for contractors and other building professionals — an important element for keeping up in a rapidly changing industry.
A roundup of commercial leases in Maine, as published in the Thursday Real Estate Insider in Mainebiz.
A new medical lab training facility is nearly six times larger than an off-campus space used up to now. About 90 medical lab tech positions are currently open in Maine.
The Searsport site is already owned by the state and is designated for port development, saving money and having less environmental impact.
A Bar Harbor hotel group with a growing number of properties took on its 13th in an off-market deal with a Massachusetts group that has a large number of Maine properties.
The dashboard shows housing approved by year, from 2010 onward, as well as the types of projects, location, affordability and completion status.
Free People will join sibling retailers Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie on the same stretch of Middle Street in Portland.
Approval of a plan to expand internet access and to eliminate connectivity barriers could unlock between $12 million and $14 million. Maine's plan is the first such state plan to receive federal approval.
As Mainebiz reported first, 74,000 of the state's residents may have had personal data stolen in a cyberattack against mortgage lender LoanDepot. Nationwide, the attack has threatened nearly 17 million people.
The FBI has warned that the ransomware gang allegedly behind the attack already compromised data of over 1,000 businesses and government entities and received nearly $300 million in extorted payments.
Last April, an unrelated ransomware attack against Harvard Pilgrim Health Care jeopardized the personal information of its 1.1 million insurance plan members, including roughly 75,000 Mainers.
For consumers who have been affected by the data breaches, LoanDepot, Harvard Pilgrim and other businesses have offered free credit monitoring and identity protection services.