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Posted on: June 12, 2018

Building & Construction Trades Apprenticeship Program Currently Accepting Applications

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The Maine State Building & Construction Trades Council (MSBCTC) is currently accepting applications for the newly-created Building Pathways Maine Apprenticeship Readiness Program. With an eye towards engaging Greater Portland's diverse population, the...

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Economic Development
Posted on: May 18, 2018

City Partners Up to Provide Free Immigrant Entrepreneurship Workshops in June

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An Immigrant Entrepreneurship Workshop series is being offered throughout June by the City of Portland to assist New Mainers with starting a business. The workshop will cover the pros and cons of owning your own business, the steps needed for start-up, th...

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Economic Development
Posted on: May 14, 2018

Economic Development Committee to Hold Portland Downtown Expansion Public Hearing

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The City Council’s Economic Development Committee will hold a public hearing tomorrow night, May 15 at 5:30 PM in Room 209, to discuss the proposed expansion of the Portland Downtown business improvement district. This item was on the Committee’s agenda a...

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Economic Development
Posted on: April 25, 2018

2018 Cruise Season Officially Gets Underway with Arrival of Artania

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The 2018 cruise season officially began today with the arrival of the Artania with 1,200 passengers and more than 500 crew members. Portland will see two other ship visits in April and nine ships in May before really kicking into high gear over the summer...

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Economic Development
Posted on: April 18, 2018

Council Committee to Host Public Hearing on Proposed Earned Paid Sick Time Ordinance

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The City Council’s Health & Human Services and Public Safety Committee will meet next on Tuesday, April 24 at 5:30 PM in Room 24. The meeting’s agenda will include a public hearing for Mayor Strimling’s proposed earned paid sick time ordinance. &n...

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Economic Development
Posted on: March 7, 2018

Grant Applications for Portland Economic Development Plan Projects Due March 30

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Non-profit organizations and City of Portland departments are now welcome to apply for grant funding from the Portland Economic Development Plan Implementation Program (PEDPIP). The current round of applications is due no later than March 30, 2018 at 3:00...

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Economic Development
Posted on: February 14, 2018

Upcoming Public Meetings to Learn About Potential Redevelopment of POT Building on Maine State Pier

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City of Portland staff will be holding public outreach sessions for various stakeholder groups and the public at large to discuss the potential plans for the redevelopment of the Portland Ocean Terminal building on the Maine State Pier. Staff will be atte...

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Posted on: November 16, 2017

Job Creation Grant Program for New and Growing Portland Businesses - Apply Now!

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Job creation matching grants are once again available through the City’s Economic Development Department. It is anticipated that the grant funds will go quickly, so interested applicants are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible....

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Economic Development
Posted on: November 14, 2017

Portland Development Corporation Announce Annual Business Awards

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Three local Portland businesses will be recognized on November 30 by the City of Portland and the Portland Development Corporation (PDC) at this year’s annual awards ceremony for their role in expanding the city’s economic vitality, an...

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Economic Development
Posted on: October 24, 2017

City Officials Celebrate Groundbreaking for WEX's New World Headquarters

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The City of Portland joined WEX, Inc. and 0 Hancock Street, LLC to break ground on WEX’s new world headquarters at the corner of Hancock and Thames Street in Portland on Tuesday, October 24. The project includes a 100,000 square foot, 4-story mixed-use de...

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Economic Development
Posted on: October 10, 2017

Council's Economic Development Committee Sends TIF Policy Amendments to Council

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The City Council’s Economic Development Committee unanimously approved sending proposed amendments to Portland’s Tax Increment Financing Policy to the full Council with a recommendation for approval. The EDC reviewed a number of proposed amendments to TIF...

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

Patrons Oxford Insurance Hosts Open House at New Portland Technology Park Headquarters

Portland Technology Park

Patrons Oxford Insurance held an open house in its new headquarters at the Portland Technology Park on Thursday, September 7th. The company moved into the 2-story, 19,000 square foot office building this summer just as soon as it was complete. This is the...

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Economic Development
Posted on: August 15, 2017

Coming Soon: State Threatre Marquee Back in Lights

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The heart of the Arts District will soon harken back to an exciting time in Portland’s history. As it once was, the State Theatre marquee will again be a beacon at the crossroads of Congress and High Streets. The marquee is about to be restored, individua...

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Economic Development
Posted on: July 27, 2017

City Poised to Select Development Proposal for Thames Street Property

WEX Rendering

The City of Portland is poised to select the chosen development proposal for the sale of a 48,000 square foot portion of the City-owned Thames Street property located along the city’s Eastern Waterfront. The City’s Economic Development...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Cruise Season Officially Underway; Portland to Welcome 103 Ships this Season

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The 2017 cruise season officially begins this Sunday with the arrival of the first large ship of the season, the Grandeur of the Seas, with 2,000 passengers and almost 800 crew. Portland welcomed six other small ships in May and two others are scheduled t...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

City Hires Director of Office of Economic Opportunity & Workforce Diversity & Inclusion Specialist

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has recently hired two people to serve in key staffing posts. Julia Trujillo Luengo will start May 1st as the Director of the new Office of Economic Opportunity and Mandy Levine will start April 24 as th...

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Economic Development
Posted on: February 23, 2017

Portand has been named a top convention destination for 2017 for events of 1000 or less attendees.

MeetingSource.com Announces List of Top Convention Cities in the USA for 2017

One hundred and seventy-six convention cities were scored and ranked for five primary convention site selection factors:  Affordability; Ease of Access; Safety; Walk-abi...

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Economic Development