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Next 2017: JB Turner oversees Front Street Shipyard's impressive revival of Belfast's working waterfront

James McCarthy |

A good day, says Front Street Shipyard President JB Turner, is when he's working on "some kind of fun project with a good group of people. Everything goes well, there are no...

Baileyville and Calais to establish state’s first internet utility

As part of Calais and Baileyville’s effort to attract residents and businesses, the two municipalities have agreed to form the state’s first interlocal fiber optic internet utility.

Yarmouth hires new economic development director


Yarmouth has hired Scott M. LaFlamme as its new economic development director.

Joint development pact advances $40M Lincoln Mill redevelopment

Tim Harrington of LHL Holdings LLC and Eric Chinburg of Chinburg Properties announced their partnership to redevelop the Lincoln Mill in downtown Biddeford.

With funding in place, FocusMaine hires its first full-time leader


FocusMaine, an economic development effort launched by business leaders two years ago, has has hired its first president.

Skowhegan launches second Entrepreneur Challenge


Skowhegan's Entrepreneur Challenge, which this year offers more than $23,000 in benefits and incentives for the winning entrepreneur, opened Friday.

FEMA woes heighten concerns about Kennebec Valley flood zone insurance

Rising flood insurance rates, pushed higher by recent storms nationwide and expiration of the National Flood Insurance Program, is already having an effect on development in the flood-prone Kennebec...

MCED names two R&D veterans to its board


The Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development has appointed Brian Whitney, president of Maine Technology Institute, and Todd Keiller, director of intellectual property and innovation at Worcester...

Brunswick a semi-finalist for 2018 Great American Main Street Award


The Brunswick Downtown Association is one of 10 semifinalists for the 2018 Great American Main Street Award by Main Street America.

USDA's $300K in grants to foster job creation in rural Maine


Six Maine economic development organizations and towns will get a total of $296,000 through U.S. Department of Agriculture grants designed to boost job creation in rural areas.