December 31, 2018

Check out these top 10 most-read Mainebiz stories in 2018

Photo / Jim Neuger
Photo / Jim Neuger
Capt. David Hunt, commander of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, put out the call this year that the shipyard plans to hire 700 works next year to meet its booming workload. The story, which appeared in the Aug. 27 Mainebiz Daily Report, was the most-read story of 2018, assisted by a strong social media push.

In less than 24 hours, 2018 will be in the rearview mirror. Before it disappears from view entirely, here is a look back at some of the most-read stories on over the last 12 months. In case you missed some of them, click on the links provided to catch up with news our Mainebiz readers found most interesting this past year.

1) "Portsmouth shipyard scrambling to find 700 skilled workers"

2) "Maine makes top 5 in states with highest tax burden"

3) "Best Places to Work in Maine: And the winners are…"

4) "10 Maine startups to keep an eye on"

5) "Market Basket to anchor massive development at Westbrook quarry site"

6) "Second BBQ joint leverages neighborhood vibe in Portland's Deering Center"

7) "IDEXX sues Vets First Choice, two former employees"

8) "Waterville company, named 3rd fastest growing in state, to add 150 jobs"

9) "Vets First Choice will build $20M corporate facility in Portland"

10) "Norwegian aquaculture company plans to invest up to $500M in Belfast"

And here's something to look forward to in our first print edition of 2019, which comes out on Jan. 7: "19 on '19." In this article, Mainebiz asks 19 business leaders for their outlook for business in Maine in 2019.


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