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Wicked success: Bob and Carmen Garver build their organic coffee business into a commercial hit

Renee Cordes |

Bob and Carmen Garver, the husband-and-wife team behind Wicked Joe Coffee and Bard Coffee in Portland, are the 2017 Mainebiz Business Leaders of the Year in the small-business category.

King advises President Trump on trade policies that would help Maine


As a candidate, President Donald Trump's statements on United States trade policies could be summarized in three words: Put America first. U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, sent a letter today to the...

Auburn Manufacturing wins anti-dumping claim against China


The U.S. International Trade Commission voted unanimously in favor of Auburn Manufacturing, ruling that Chinese manufacturers have sold an unfairly subsidized heat resistant fabric in the United...

Maine delegation asks U.S. to look into alleged subsidies for Canadian cement plant


Maine's congressional delegation sent a letter to acting U.S. Trade Representative Maria Pagan about alleged unfair subsidies that may have been provided to a cement plant in Quebec that is expected...

Maine's aerospace exports post a record year in 2016

Aerospace exports became the state's second-most-valuable export industry after seafood in 2016, reaching a record $312 million.

South Portland's legal costs mount in pipeline lawsuit

South Portland's legal tab for defending its 2014 “Clear Skies Ordinance,” which prohibits the bulk loading of crude oil into tankers on the city's waterfront, topped $1 million in...

Aquaculture's impact in Maine almost triples

Lori Valigra |

Aquaculture is the fastest-growing food production business in the world, and it's already contributing nearly $138 million in both direct and multiplier or related economic impact to the...

Canada launches direct flight to China — for lobsters

Canada, responding to the demand by the Chinese market for “Boston lobster,” has begun direct flights with 747s loaded with lobster.

International firearms dealer to build distribution site in Skowhegan

Civil Arms Inc., a federally licensed firearms distributor, importer and exporter, has purchased two lots in Skowhegan’s Southgate Industrial Park.

South Portland crude oil loading ban faces new opposition

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and several oil industry groups have filed friend-of-the-court briefs in a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn South Portland's ban on loading crude oil onto ships that...