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Economic Development

Shipyard/Vets First Choice project was designed to fit into, transform neighborhood

Maureen Milliken |

Bateman Partners LLC's 86 Newbury project takes mixed use to a whole new level, with everything from a hotel and Shipyard brewery tasting room to Vets First Choice pharmacy, labs and fulfillment.

 
Real Estate & Construction

Housing advocates hail release of $15M senior housing bond

Renee Cordes |

Gov. Janet Mills on Tuesday signed an order to start the release of $15 million in affordable housing bonds for seniors as approved by voters in 2015 but held up by her predecessor, Gov. Paul R.

 
Real Estate & Construction

Rockland grapples with opening up neighborhoods to ‘infill’ housing

Laurie Schreiber |

The Rockland City Council is considering an amendment to a zoning ordinance that would allow small accessory and detached residential units, including so-called “tiny homes” less than 400...

 
Government & Politics

Maine Water reassures furloughed federal employees unable to pay their water bills

Staff |

With the partial federal shutdown now in its 26th day, Maine Water Co. announced Tuesday it would maintain water service for customers who are furloughed federal employees until their paychecks start...

 
Banking & Finance

Workforce issues take center stage at Mainebiz 'Five on the Future' panel

Maureen Milliken |

Finding, recruiting and retaining workers continues to top the list of concerns across Maine industries, panelists agreed at Tuesday’s Mainebiz “Five on the Future” program in...

 
Manufacturing

Loring Industries lays off six employees

Loring Industries laid off six employees last week due to a seasonal downtown, leaving the Limestone company with a workforce of about 12 employees.

 
Banking & Finance

Boston Fed's Fuhrer sees modest growth for 'Goldilocks point' economy

Renee Cordes |

Jeffrey C. Fuhrer, executive vice president and senior policy adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, said he sees U.S. economic growth continuing apace for the time being despite recent...

 
Government & Politics

EPA settles with two Maine companies over hazardous waste

Staff |

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that two Maine companies agreed to pay fines and come into compliance with state and federal hazardous waste laws.

 
Human resources

WalletHub survey finds Maine is 23rd best state to retire, Florida No. 1

Staff |

A new WalletHub survey listed Maine as the 23rd best state in which to retire, as a strong showing in quality of life was overshadowed by lower marks in terms of affordability.

 
Real Estate & Construction

Report: Bangor housing crisis affects economic development

Laurie Schreiber |

An interim report of the Bangor Housing Work Group has found that Bangor is in the midst of a housing crisis that negatively affects workforce attraction and retention and overall economic...

 
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Opinion

Baby boomers can help ease workforce shortage

As a business owner focused exclusively on the career transitions of Maine professionals, I read with interest the Dec. 10 Mainebiz cover story, "What's Next for Maine's Labor...

For 2019, predicting the unpredictable

Peter Van Allen |

Going into 2019, there's been a lot of talk about the economy and where it's headed. With the stock market taking a rocky ride, forecasts of doom-and-gloom abound.

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Lists

Maine's largest labor unions

Ranked by membership for latest fiscal year available

RankUnionMembers
1Maine Education Association, Augusta23,535
2Maine State Association of Service Employees Local 1989, Augusta8,911

Source: U.S. Dept. of Labor, Office of Labor Management and Standards


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