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Four businesses to be honored for expanding Portland’s ‘economic vitality’


Portland Development Corp. and the city of Portland will recognize Eimskip, Bristol Seafood, Think Tank Coworking and Fork Food Lab at a Nov. 30 awards ceremony for their roles in expanding the...

Canada's trade agreement with Europe pinches Maine lobster industry

A new trade agreement between Canada and the European Union that has cut tariffs on imports of Canadian lobsters could give Canada's lobster industry the edge over Maine's.

Gov. LePage leads delegation at Arctic Circle Assembly

A group of 50 Mainers led by Gov. Paul R. LePage is in Reykjavik, Iceland, this week to participate in the Arctic Circle Assembly and private business development meetings.

Former Maine foreign trade chief launches consultancy

Renee Cordes |

Four months after leaving her post as president of Maine International Trade Center, Janine Bisaillon-Cary is offering her consulting expertise to small and medium-sized Maine businesses with global...

Delegation from Norway exploring business development in Portland


A delegation of 12 Norwegian businesses, joined by officials from the Norwegian city of Tromsų, is scheduled to arrive in Portland today for three days of meetings and networking events.

Maine Food Insider: No wonder we feel so smart eating Maine wild blueberries


This year's meeting of the Wild Blueberry Health Research Summit drew 30 scientists, researchers and doctors who discussed the wild blueberry's role in improved health, ranging from brain health to...

Eimskip ramping up its Portland ship calls as MDOT plans second crane

Renee Cordes |

Starting Dec. 1, Icelandic-owned shipping company Eimskip USA will call into Portland once a week as the state moves ahead with plans to bring in a second crane.

Henshaw departs as director of Maine's ports

John Henshaw stepped down Wednesday as executive director of the Maine Port Authority, the state agency overseeing Maine's marine and rail facilities in support of economic development.

MITC office joins the Arctic Economic Council


The Maine North Atlantic Development Office at Maine International Trade Center is one of three new members of the Arctic Economic Council.

Maine International Trade Center lands $195K grant for trade promotion


The U.S. Small Business Administration awarded a $195,000 grant award to Maine International Trade Center to support export growth among Maine small businesses. The funding was awarded through SBA's...