Listen to our interview with Commissioner Heather Johnson.
Commissioner Heather Johnson joins us to discuss the economic challenges and opportunities facing Maine, and how she hopes to foster growth and revitalization throughout the state.. We'll talk about topics ranging from: tax relief to community block grants; re-energizing rural communities; the role of tourism in Maine; challenges in housing, wages, and strengthening the workforce; broadband, infrastructure, and more.
Toys R Us is closing, Amazon is reporting an astonishing 30 percent increase in net revenue for the most recent quarter and many malls — including the Bangor Mall — face an uncertain future. We’ll hear from an expert on the retail sector about what the changing retail landscape may mean for employment trends and community vitality.
Congress has recessed for the summer and hundreds of lawmakers have fled the beltway to reconnect with constituents in their home states. Today Independent Sen. Angus King was in the Millinocket area, which has been economically ravaged by the loss of two paper mills, but is hoping for a rebirth. The region’s fate may depend on decisions that come directly from Washington.
International financial markets, as well as markets here in the states, continue to process last week's economic implications of the Brexit vote. MPBN's Jennifer Rooks asked Janine Cary, President and State Director of International Trade at the Maine International Trade Center, for her take on events and how they could impact Maine companies...
Last summer, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services publicly touted plans to use more than $3 million in unspent federal welfare funds in an “innovative” way that would direct more money to services for elderly and disabled Mainers.
The economy spent the first half of the year lurching from decline during the winter to a strong rebound this spring. Where we might be now, and what may lie ahead, are subjects for a chat with Bruce McCain, the chief investment strategist for Key Private Bank.
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Sales of single-family homes in Maine, along with the median sales price, were up modestly in July compared to the year before. The Maine Association of Realtors is reporting that Maine home sales saw a two percent increase last month. The median price increased 1.4 percent to $181,500.
Maine Association of Realtors President Angelia Levesque says it appears that the market is steadying.
This morning, a look at what innovation looked like in the 19th century. Our guide is Howard Segal, a history professor at the University of Maine. He wrote an essay for the current Maine Policy Review in which he pointed out Maine's economy that century was much more complex than people give it credit for.
Next week, a look ahead at the skills Maine needs to innovate in the 21st century.