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Current Edition | Agriculture

Plants aren't the only thing growing at Johnny's Selected Seeds

Johnny's Selected Seeds has come a long way since company founder and Chairman Rob Johnston Jr. started the company in 1973 at age 22 with $500 in savings in a New Hampshire farm attic during the...
Current Edition | Fisheries & Marine

Inside the Notebook: Seeding clams in Downeast Maine

When I interviewed Tim Sheehan last fall in Pembroke for our Oct. 19 story "Company seeks to build up clamming in Maine's poorest county," I was impressed by the many creative...
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Current Edition | Banking & Finance

Low costs lure financial institution back offices to Portland

A new study comparing 45 cities in the United States and aboard shows Portland to be in a favorable cost range for banks and financial service companies seeking to relocate corporate back...
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Economic Development

Gray-New Gloucester launch local 'Shark Tank' competition

The Gray-New Gloucester Development Corp. launched a three-phase competition to lure new or existing out-of-town businesses into one of the communities by offering the winner a forgivable loan of up...
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Current Edition | Small Business

With Maine International Trade Center, even small companies can export successfully

Export compliance may not sound like a sexy topic compared to the excitement of selling products internationally. But it can get exciting quickly if you ignore it: civil penalties for...