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Loring Development Authority Meeting Reveals Economic Development News

| September 4, 2014

There were several announcements that could impact economic development progress in this region. Shawn Cunningham has more. While Loring Development Authority board members settle into this meeting, some UNSETTLING news of a budget loss. Carl Flora is the President/CEO of the Loring Development Authority and says “we have a planned loss of about 78 thousand […]

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Businesses Encouraged To Apply For Microloan Funding

| June 19, 2014

A call is out to local small business owners to apply for thousands of dollars in available funding to help your venture grow. Northern Maine Development Commission is seeking applicants for its microloan program. Shawn Cunningham reports on a few changes that make the program more affordable for entrepreneurs to take advantage. Its business as […]

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Houlton Interim Town Manager Staying Busy in Dual Role…

| June 6, 2014

A search is ongoing for a permanent town manager in Houlton. In the meantime, the INTERIM TOWN MANAGER is enjoying doing double duty running the town…and protecting it as the police chief. As Shawn Cunningham reports, juggling responsibilities isn’t new to the municipal leader, whose adding even more onto his busy plate, economic development. The […]

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Naturally Potatoes Break Ground on New Building Addition…Increase Jobs and County Economic Development

| June 5, 2014

All eyes are on a local potato company that’s DEEP ROOTED in success and is growing. Naturally Potatoes in Mars Hill is expanding their facilities and increasing production on their┬árefrigerated potato line. Shawn Cunningham reports on the impact this will have on economic development in Aroostook County. Sealed with a shovel…(nat. sound of applause) And […]

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Van Buren Benefitting From Nearby Port of Entry

| August 7, 2013

Northern Maine Paving is one of newest businesses to make Van Buren home. The company thought the town was a great location and fit for their business particularly because of its close proximity to the new port of entry. Dan LaPointe is the Van Buren Director Of Economic and Community Development and says “I think […]

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