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Strong Workforce. Diverse Economic Base.

The nature of work we do here has changed over the years, but the quality of workers is as strong as ever. No longer dependent on one or two key industries, our economic base is increasingly diverse and strong. Did you know that our Chamber of Commerce boasts over 700 members — more than any other in the state? Or that we have 11 industrial parks, 6 of which were developed by the Cities or their municipal authorities? Or that our annual business-to-business trade show draws several thousand visitors each year? Or that we’re the major transportation hub for the state? If you like to work, you’ll like L-A!

Carbonite Hiring, Growing, Improving

by GeneGeiger on August 31, 2014

Laurie Danforth, manager of workforce management, bottom, has an elevated desk in the middle of one of the rooms where she can oversee dozens of workers dealing with customer support at Carbonite in the Fairgrounds Business Park in Lewiston. Carbonite is on the move, fueled by its “world class” Lewiston call center which recently was […]


Growth Is On SymQuest’s Mind

by GeneGeiger on August 28, 2014

Vermont based IT firm SymQuest has relocated its local operations to Lewiston from Auburn as it has growth is on it’s mind. “With 185 people, we’re a $40 million technology company. We see ourselves getting to $50 million within the next three years and most of that growth will come in the state of Maine.” […]


Pioneer Expands, Adds 140 Jobs

by GeneGeiger on August 5, 2014

Pioneer Plastics Corp. announced on August 4 it will add 140 jobs as it moves its South Carolina operations to Auburn. The company plans to invest more than $1.7 million during the next two years, according to a news release from the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development on Monday. “Maine is a terrific […]


A well-known Lewiston-Auburn shoe store owner is being featured in a video on President Obama’s Facebook page. In his post on the social media site, Obama writes, “Watch: Jim owns a shoe store that’s been open for 100 years, and he knows the importance of paying his employees a fair wage.” Read the full Sun Journal story. Facebook […]


Baxter’s Got A Unique New Beer

by GeneGeiger on May 6, 2014

Baxter Brewing & DC Brau Collaborate On Daughters of Poseidon Posted April 30, 2014 at 2:32 PM by Press Release LEWISTON – AUBURN, MAINE – “One of the things I like best about the craft beer industry,” says Luke Livingston, founder of Baxter Brewing Co., in Lewiston, Maine, “is the chance to meet such great people. […]