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Kennebec Savings Bank boosts Waterville Riverwalk project

The bank donated $150,000 to the project planned for the vacant riverside site that once was home to the Wyandotte mill, another step toward the $1.5 million boardwalk and amphitheater that city...

Engineering firm to move to downtown Augusta

SGC Engineering takes a five-year lease on 7,500 square feet on Augusta's Water Street, moving to the Capital City's downtown from its smaller quarters on Hallowell's Water Street. The move fills the...

WalletHub: Portland 7th best city to find a job, Lewison 62nd


Portland ranked seventh best out of 182 U.S. cities in WalletHub's study of the best places to find a job in 2018.

35 startups selected for Top Gun Maine 2018


The Maine Center for Entrepreneurs, the University of Maine, the Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and the Gulf of Maine Research Institute have selected 35 businesses for the Top Gun...

Reshaping Portland's waterfront: A flurry of development east to west in Maine's largest city

Renee Cordes |

Charlie and Malcolm Poole lease space to 25 tenants and 15 boats that tie up on a pier on Union Wharf in Portland's prized working waterfront. But as they seek new tenants and income sources, the...

UMaine campuses in The County tackle region's workforce challenges

University of Maine at Fort Kent and the University of Maine at Presque Isle are collaborating to leverage resources in order to meet workforce development needs and higher education demands in...

Downtown Augusta's redevelopment was a long time coming


Four bars and restaurants and six other businesses have opened in downtown Augusta since mid-2016, joining 34 new apartments and a feeling that "downstreet" is coming into its own in the capital city.

Here's how Maine ranks for women entrepreneurs


In terms of its desirability for female business owners, Maine comes in at No. 22 overall in new state rankings and at No. 10 in the clout department, according to a report by FitSmallBusiness.

Jackson’s proposed rural economy task force hits roadblock

Maureen Milliken |

A bill proposed by Aroostook County Sen. Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, to form a task force to look at ways of strengthening the state’s rural economy has hit a roadblock.

Knox admits to 'inappropriate' behavior toward female associates

Jess Knox, co-founder of Venture Hall whose sudden resignation for “personal reasons” prompted the Portland-based business accelerator to shut down on Monday, acknowledged in written...