Maine Healthcare and Bioscience Forum

Cheryl RauEvents

When: Wednesday, October 26, 2016; 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm Where: Royal Sonesta Hotel, 40 Edwin H. Land Boulevard, Cambridge, MA Only sixty minutes away, companies are finding a growing life science community, a knowledgable workforce and the expertise to realize their expansion plans. Hear from Athena Health, recently ranked #6 on Forbes’ list of Innovative Growth Companies, Sweden’s Molnlycke … Read More

Wayfair’s Maine expansion set with Bangor opening

Cheryl RauMainebiz

The Boston-based online home goods retailer Wayfair opened the doors of its Bangor customer service center on Friday, nearly seven months since it made its initial announcement that the center would bring 450 jobs to the city. “We are excited to join the local Bangor community and build upon the area’s tremendous legacy in customer service,” Liz Graham, vice president … Read More

US, Maine in Top Ranks for Investment, Economic Growth

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The IBM Institute for Business Value released its tenth edition of the Global Location Trends Annual Report citing continued growth in foreign direct investment in 2015 with the U.S. still the destination of choice. China moved to third as India eked out the second spot. High quality jobs, those that pay well or require higher skill are the result of … Read More

Online retailer Wayfair to add 950 jobs in Bangor, Brunswick

Cheryl RauBangor Daily News, News

By Darren Fishell and Nick McCrea, BDN Staff The online home furnishings giant Wayfair will open a pair of contact centers in Maine, bringing 450 jobs to Bangor and 500 to Brunswick, the company confirmed Thursday. The Boston-based competitor of retailers such as Bed Bath & Beyond, Amazon and Target anticipates moving in August to the call center occupied by … Read More

TechPlace biotech firm now taking U.S. orders

Cheryl RauMainebiz, News

Swiss biotech company InSphero AG, a supplier of 3D microtissues for drug testing, said it started taking and processing orders with North American customers on Feb. 1 through its U.S. subsidiary at Brunswick Landing’s TechPlace incubator. Stewart Hunt, the general manager of the Brunswick company, said the transition will simplify order fulfillment for customers in the company’s largest market, because … Read More

How This Tiny East Coast City of 70,000 People Is Churning Out Fast-Growing Startups

Cheryl RauInc., News

BY ANNA HENSEL Not only does Portland have less than one-tenth of San Francisco’s population, it’s also home to multiple companies that have raised tens of millions of dollars in funding. When it comes to the fastest-growing startup hubs in the U.S., it’s fairly easy for big cities like New York and San Francisco to dominate. Smaller cities like Portland, Maine, however, … Read More

Request for Proposals: FDI Services – China

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The Maine International Trade Center (MITC) seeks proposals from qualified applicants to support the Invest in Maine Initiative in China. Focus of the effort is on investment attraction in the Advanced Materials/Transportation, Life Sciences, and Food Processing sectors. Services to be provided by the qualified entity are: Outreach, lead development, prospecting, and follow-up that support the attraction of Chinese investment … Read More

Italian storage manufacturer Modula opens factory in Lewiston

Cheryl RauMainebiz, News

Modula, an Italian manufacturer of automated picking and storage solutions for factories and warehouses, recently established its North American headquarters by opening a new factory in Lewiston. The company held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday at the facility, which covers more than 102,000 square feet of production and engineering space and houses 50 people, according to the company. Modula said it … Read More

Regional Reimbursement Program: Application Deadline Oct. 16

Cheryl RauNews

International promotion of Maine and its business, economic, and workforce assets are critical to the state’s future growth. MITC and DECD’s Invest in Maine initiative seeks to strategically market the state within specific markets such as China and Western Europe; it also seeks to market specific industries with a statewide presence: food processing, life sciences, advanced materials, and aerospace. However, … Read More