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Maine’s Mill Towns Search for New Life - WSJ
Once reliant on the paper industry, towns look to diversify and draw new businesses
Around-the-web  maine  regional-reports  paper-industry  new-england  this-week-438 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
Maine voters approve $50 million in tech: Why it matters to all of us - SSTI
The Maine election results underscore what SSTI learned when, with special support from some members, we conducted a focus group and a survey on a proposal to invest in the nation’s future by investing in science and technology for economic prosperity. In that survey, 89 percent of voters said they would support an effort to convert scientific and medical research into new businesses and jobs, bringing the benefits of the innovation economy to the American people. Support for the initiative crossed party lines and income groups.
university-economic-development  public-private-partnerships  research-commercialization  research&development  high-tech  government-policy  maine  Around-the-web  this-week-391 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
New Balance Proves You Can Still Make Sneakers in America - Complex
New Balance has long been considered one of the premier brands when it comes to footwear due to the high-quality product it puts out—and it all starts with the company’s philosophy of putting people first with its five American factories that employ 1,300 associates.
u.s.-manufacturing  new-balance  apparel  maine  Around-the-web  this-week-382 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Supplier Collaboration Critical to Success - IndustryWeek
A look at how Pratt & Whitney manages its extended supply chain reveals the importance of working with small suppliers and community colleges.
global-supply-chain  supply-chain  OEMs  community-colleges  aerospace  Around-the-web  applied-research  advanced-manufacturing  workforce-training  connecticut  maine  new-england 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
New England Joining the Economic-Recovery Bandwagon
As a prime recipient of venture-capital investment, the New England region is continuing to attract entrepreneurs and grow jobs.
area-development-features  Matt  regional-reports  new-england  Massachusetts  rhode-island  vermont  maine  connecticut  venturecapital  entrepreneurship  manufacturing  jobs  side-insider-1-20-16 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Growing Maine’s Food Industry, Growing Maine - Harvard Kennedy School
Maine people have a rich tradition of growing, harvesting and manufacturing food and beverages.  To understand the potential of these industries for greater growth, researchers from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and Harvard Business School investigated the industrywide or “cluster” dimensions of Maine’s agriculture, seafood and food and beverage processing sectors. 
maine  industry-clusters  food-industry  food-processing  Around-the-web  this-week-327 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
State visa program eyed to boost foreign investment in Maine - Bangor Daily News
The state of Maine is looking to start its own program to help attract more direct foreign investment, according to Maine Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner George Gervais.
EB-5-visa  fdi-USA  maine  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-318 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
Maine's economic development chief says agency lacks staff to oversee tax incentive programs - The Portland Press Herald
Commissioner George Gervais also raises the question with lawmakers as to whether his agency should have the job of compelling businesses to comply with audits.
this-week-318  Around-the-web  Matt  taxes-incentives  maine  new-england  economic-development 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
Maine, the way manufacturing should be - Sun Journal
Maine is lightly populated compared to other states, but it has a solid heritage of manufacturing and developing industries that export worldwide.
Maine  regional-reports  new-england  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-309  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Sun Life Center For Healthy Work To Open In Scarborough, Maine - Area Development
Sun Life Financial, U.S., a leading provider of group employee benefits, will open a Center for Healthy Work in Scarborough, Maine. The Center will showcase the company’s innovative solutions that help people on disability return to work.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  maine  new-england  financial-industry 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
Redzone Wireless Selects Camden, Maine For Headquarters-Network Operations Campus - Area Development
Redzone Wireless, selected the Knox Mill Complex in Camden, Maine, as the site for its new headquarters. The company plans to create close to two dozen jobs within the first two years with an estimated investment of more than $5.6 million.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  maine  new-england  headquarters 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
First Wind Begins Construction On Oakfield Project In Aroostook, Maine - Area Development
First Wind, an independent renewable energy company exclusively focused on the development, financing, construction, ownership and operation of utility-scale renewable energy projects in the United States, will start construction at the company’s Oakfield Wind Project, in Aroostook, Maine.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  maine  new-england  energy  renewable-energy  incentives-taxes-grants-loans 
september 2014 by areadevelopment
DeepWater Buoyancy Of Biddeford, Maine, Doubles Size Of Manufacturing Center - Area Development
DeepWater Buoyancy Inc., a Biddeford, Maine, company that creates subsea buoyancy products for companies in the oceanographic, seismic, survey, military and offshore oil and gas markets, doubled its staff and increased its manufacturing facility to 20,000 square feet with options for further expansion.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  manufacturing  maine  new-england  marine-industry 
september 2014 by areadevelopment
Hunting Dearborn, Inc. Plans To Expands Fryeburg, Maine, Manufacturing Center - Area Development
A manufacturer of sophisticated machined products for the oil and gas, and turbine engine industries, Hunting Dearborn, Inc. is expanding its production facility in Fryeburg, Maine. Expanding its existing manufacturing facility in Oxford County will allow the company to meet increased demand for its products and services both here in the U.S. and overseas.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  manufacturing  maine  new-england  energy  incentives-taxes-grants-loans 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
DeepWater Buoyancy Expands Manufacturing At Its Biddeford, Maine, Production Center - Area Development
DeepWater Buoyancy, a Biddeford, Maine-based marine composites manufacturer, plans to invest over $300,000 to manufacture syntactic foam products, creating 15 new jobs in The Pine Tree State’s maritime industry.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  maine  new-england  marine-industry  manufacturing  jobs  taxes 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Sierra Peaks Corporation Invests More Than $3 Million In Two Camden, Maine, Manufacturing Facilities - Area Development
Sierra Peaks Corporation, a New Mexico based company that develops and manufactures superior acoustic miniature microphones and other communications related devices, will invest more than $3 million to establish two facilities in Camden, Maine.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  maine  new-england  manufacturing  electronics-industry  aerospace 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
RollEase Opens Innovation Center In Brunswick, Maine - Area Development
RollEase, Inc., a leader in the design, development and manufacturing of custom window treatments, will open its new product innovation center at Brunswick Landing in Brunswick, Maine.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  maine  new-england  innovation-centers  consumer-goods 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Corinth Pellets To Expand Wood Pellet Manufacturing Facility In Penobscot County, Maine - Area Development
Wood pellet manufacturer, Corinth Pellets, plans to invest upwards of $7 million to expand and upgrade its manufacturing facility in Penobscot County, Maine.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  maine  new-england  lumber  manufacturing  incentives-taxes-grants-loans 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Western Polymer Corp. Plans $1 Million Upgrade To Fort Fairfield, Maine, Plant - Area Development
Western Polymer Corporation, in partnership with LTWAW, was recently certified as eligible to receive economic development incentives from the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development to improve and expand its manufacturing facility in Fort Fairfield, Maine. The company plans to invest $1 million in facility upgrades and training at the former Aroostook Starch Company and anticipates creating 15 new jobs in Aroostook County.
economic-development  site-selection  matt  area-development-news  maine  new-england  incentives-taxes-grants-loans  jobs  paper-industry 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Ellis Boat Company Expands Operations Center in Southwest Harbor, Maine - Area Development
Ellis Boat Company will invest $650,000 to expand its operations center in Southwest Harbor, Maine, by adding a new facility that includes a new crane and additional manufacturing space.
economic-development  site-selection  matt  area-development-news  maine  new-england  manufacturing  operations-center 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Auburn Manufacturing Opens $1.4 Million Addition At Its Auburn, Maine, Manufacturing Center - Area Development
A developer, manufacturer, and marketer of textile products for extreme temperature industrial applications, Auburn Manufacturing, Inc. opened its $1.4 million, 22,500 square foot, expansion at its Kitty Hawk manufacturing facility in Auburn, Maine. The expansion nearly doubles the size of the facility, allowing the 35-year-old company to optimize its manufacturing processes.
economic-development  site-selection  matt  new-england  maine  area-development-news  manufacturing  jobs 
january 2014 by areadevelopment
Campobello Holdings To Open Seafood Processing Facility In Eastport, Maine - Area Development Online
Campobello Holdings plans to open a seafood processing operation in Eastport, Maine. The company will process, blast freeze, package, store and export lobster and other seafood products to customers around the world.
economic-development  site-selection  matt  maine  food-processing 
january 2014 by areadevelopment
Ntension Corporation Expands Into Larger Hermon, Maine, Manufacturing Center - Area Development Online
A wholesale manufacturer of tension-fabric structures, Ntension Corporation will expand into a new 40,000 square-foot facility in Hermon, Maine, adding 20 members to its workforce. The company plans to complete its new manufacturing facility in May 2014, with an estimated workforce of 80 to 90 people by 2017.
economic-development  site-selection  matt  manufacturing  maine  jobs 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
LePage says Florida summit already yielding results – BDN Maine Blogs
Three out-of-state companies are visiting Maine later this month to explore the possibility of doing business in the state, according to a press release from Gov. Paul LePage’s office released Tuesday morning.
economic-development-news  u.s.-manufacturing  maine  site-selection  walmart 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Barclaycard Expands Its Wilton, Maine, Customer Service Facility - Area Development Online
Barclaycard, the credit card business of Barclays in the United States, will expand its customer contact facility in Wilton, Maine to support its growing U.S. operations. The firm said it expects to add 100 new employees by year-end at the center located at 128 Weld Road, bringing the total number of colleagues to 250. Another 100 new employees are expected to be hired by the end of next year.
jobs  customer-service-center  maine  economic-development  financial-services  site-selection  matt  barclays 
august 2013 by areadevelopment
Pratt and Whitney: Soaring into the future - Plant Engineering
Pratt and Whitneys jet engine manufacturing plant balances speed and flexibility. Joe Sylvestro is the person charged with leading that effort. as vice president of manufacturing operations. In that role, he is responsible for quality, safety, and cost management. Plant Engineering discussed the strategies and success of Pratt & Whitneys manufacturing process with Sylvestro, as well as the challenges in a far-flung and evolving market.
aerospace  pratt&whitney  maine  georgia  global-supply-chain  factories  u.s.-manufacturing  connecticut  around-the-web  new-york  Pennsylvania  business-globalization  this-week-225  china 
august 2013 by areadevelopment
C&L Aerospace Plans $5 Million Expansion At Its Bangor, Maine, International Airport Facility - Area Development Online
C&L Aerospace, a regional carrier repair, maintenance, parts support, and aircraft management services company, plans a $5 million expansion at its Bangor, Maine, airport facility, with plans to create up to 70 jobs in the region.
aerospace  jobs  maine  bangor  taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection  matt 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
20 years of plans for Maine’s economy, but where’s the progress? - BDN Maine
As Maine struggled to recover from a major recession in the early 1990s, Gov. John McKernan and lawmakers formed the 19-member Maine Economic Growth Council and charged it with developing a long-term economic development strategy for the state. Council members toured the state and held focus groups to craft a ... Maine news, sports, politics and election results, and obituaries from the Bangor Daily News.
economic-development-news  government-policy  regional-reports  maine  around-the-web  demographics  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  this-week-223 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
For Growth: Please Extend the Seed Capital Tax Credit – Disruptive Growth - BDN Maine Blogs
The Seed Capital Tax Credit Program offers a crucial bridge between “friends and family” startup funding and “institutional / venture capital” growth financing.  
seed-funds  economic-development-news  economic-development-vc  maine  this-week-219  around-the-web  state-vc-funds  startup 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
Ecoshel, A Cedar-Shingle Manufacturer, To Open Former Levesque Sawmill In Ashland, Maine - Area Development Online
Ecoshel plans to create 78 new jobs at its patented cedar-shingle manufacturing facility in Ashland, Maine. Occupying and possibly expanding the former Levesque Sawmill, Ecoshel’s long-range plans include the operation of up to 10 production lines, which could boost employment to 300 people. At the start of operation with a single production line, an estimated 150 additional indirect jobs will be created.
manufacturing  jobs  maine  taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection  matt 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
Regional Review: New England States Target Industry Niches - Area Development Online
New England touts a long history of tradition, independence, strong character, and academics. The slow but evident economic recovery of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont reflects the persistent determination of its citizens and their resilience in the face of adversity.
manufacturing  location-usa  maine  economic-development  new-hampshire  life-sciences  matt  fdi  u.s.-manufacturing  connecticut  Massachusetts  rhode-island  new-england  site-selection  vermont 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
Sappi Fine Paper North America Invests $2.5 Million To Improve Westbrook Maine Mill - Area Development Online
Sappi Fine Paper North America, a subsidiary of a South African-based Sappi Limited, will invest $2.5 million to improve and expand capacity at its Westbrook, Maine paper mill.
matt  location-usa  site-selection  economic-development  maine 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Maine Governor Pleased with State's Improvement on Tax Index - The Maine Public Broadcasting Network
Maine was the most improved state in the nation on the annual state business tax climate index. So says The Tax Foundation, which reports that Maine jumped from 37th to 30th place. The index compares all of the states on corporate taxes, individual income taxes, sales taxes, unemployment insurance taxes and property taxes, both residential and commercial. Gov. Paul LePage says he is pleased at the improvement, but says for Maine to compete in the global market place, it will have to do even better. Mal Leary reports.
around-the-web  This-Week-187  regional-reports  maine  taxes-incentives  government-policy 
october 2012 by areadevelopment
Brunswick Landing is a Maine model for economic development - BDN Maine
The conversion of the Brunswick Naval Air Station for civilian reuse offers a model for other communities and regions in Maine facing economic challenges.
maine  economic-development-news  adaptive-re-use  regional-reports 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
It’s not your momma’s lobster: How to re-imagine and sell Maine seafood - Bangor Daily News
Before trying to increase the number of processing facilities in Maine, however, the state must recreate how it markets lobster. There is no point in encouraging more processing plants if the consumer base around the world is not broadened first.
industry-reports  twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-179  food-processing  maine  regional-reports  Matt 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Maine’s massive Internet project crucial to job creation - BDN Maine
Building this infrastructure — using public money administered by private companies – creates the high-speed Internet’s backbone. The technology will attract businesses and serve 110,000 households, 600 schools, 38 government buildings and scores of libraries and other institutions in rural western, eastern and northern Maine.
infrastructure  twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  broadband  ICT  maine  regional-reports 
july 2012 by areadevelopment
Immigrant visa program to stimulate Maine business — Bangor Daily News
A visa program to stimulate business in western Maine is being announced. State and federal officials on Tuesday said the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has authorized a regional center in Rangeley to coordinate foreign investment and new job creation as part of the EB-5 employment-based visa program.
immigration  EB-6-visa  EB-5-visa  maine  government-policy  this-week-144  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
october 2011 by areadevelopment

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