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Maine Communities Earn Grant Awards

8/21/2014

AUGUSTA – The Maine Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) is announcing that two municipalities have been awarded funding under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program administered by the Office of Community Development within DECD. The latest round includes funding from the Micro-Enterprise Assistance Grant Program.

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DECD Commissioner Releases Statement Regarding Old Town Fuel and Fiber

8/14/2014

AUGUSTA – Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) Commissioner George Gervais released the following statement concerning the suspension of operations at Old Town Fuel & Fiber:

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Maine Manufacturer to Expand Operations; Will Add Nearly 140 New Jobs

8/4/2014

AUGUSTA – Pioneer Plastics Corporation, a subsidiary of Panolam Industries International, an Auburn-based company engaged in the manufacturing of high-pressure decorative laminates (HPL), will see its operations grow in Maine as a result of Panolam closing its manufacturing operations in South Carolina and moving the production to Maine. The company’s anticipated investment of more than $1.7 million is expected to lead to the creation of nearly 140 new direct jobs over the next two years.

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Acadia - Voted America's Favorite Place

7/24/2014

AUGUSTA - Maine’s Acadia National Park received national recognition this morning when ABC’s Good Morning America announced it had been selected by viewers as “America’s Favorite Place”.

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DECD Enhances Tourism Marketing Efforts

7/24/2014

AUGUSTA - The Maine Office of Tourism (MOT), within the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) welcomes Jennifer Geiger to the office staff in a new role created to facilitate public relations, and expand industry outreach and communications with tourism partners in Maine. Geiger will be working with the Office of Tourism’s public and media relations team, The Dilenschneider Group (DGI), to support PR initiatives that promote economic development through tourism and related industries.

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