When it comes to starting a business, Maine gets strong marks in a state ranking released Tuesday by personal finance website WalletHub. Maine came in at No. 13 in the nationwide comparison. Texas topped the list, followed by Georgia, California, Florida and Idaho. New Jersey came in last at No. 50 overall and with the highest business costs. States were judged on … Read More
Every year, U.S. News and World Report rates 150 metropolitan areas on their livability. Last year, Portland was No. 19 – this year it is at No. 8, between Florida’s Sarasota (No. 9) and Naples (No. 7). The analysis compared cities on the basis of 11 criteria in five categories: the job market, housing affordability, quality of life, net migration … Read More
Two Maine companies received awards at this year’s Good Food Awards, presented virtually by the Good Food Foundation. Read more
The world’s largest 3D printer located at the University’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center, will begin printing very large wind blade molds using recyclable bio-based materials reinforced with wood. This new technology will speed up the manufacture and reduce costs of mold fabrication by as much as 25% to 50%. Read more
Dr. Hemant Pendse and his team at the Forest Bioproducts Research Institute (FBRI) received welcome news as it is slotted to receive $4.8 million to upgrade the Old Town facility. Read more.
Financial website SmartAsset, ranked Portland No. 15 among 384 U.S. cities on the basis of metrics including the number of local breweries per capita, the number of bars per capita and the average price of a pint. Read more.
More than 1,700 brewers competed in the Great American Beer Festival Competition held annually by the Brewers Association with judges from around the world considering entries in 90 categories. This year, gold medals went to Maine brewers Lone Pine Brewing Co. and Allagash Brewing Co. Read more
The Bioscience Association of Maine’s (BioME) “Why Maine?” project focuses on promoting Maine as a location for life sciences. It clearly conveys why the state is an enriching community to live and work for bioscience professionals. In addition to the video, there are new pages on the website with information and resources for startup and established companies and their employees. … Read More
The state’s clean atmosphere, location and textile tradition are among the factors fueling Maine’s growing aerospace and transportation sectors. Read more
Fiber Materials Inc. (FMI) and bluShift Aerospace are working with NASA to further space exploration. Read more