Posts Tagged ‘economy’

Maine Focus
BELFAST, MAINE -- 09/14/2016 -- The Maine state flag waves in a breeze outside Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast.

3 major things that need to change to grow Maine’s economy

By Corlyn Voorhees on May 05, 2017, at 6:43 a.m.
For years, the state hasn’t seen improvement on them.
Marquita Shealey, left, and her 4-year-old daughter Gabriel Blount pose for portrait at their Lithonia, Georgia home, September 11, 2012. Shealey is considering pulling her daughter out of private school because of the financial constraints of an upside-down mortgage combined with home repairs.

Study finds a million fewer US homeowners ‘underwater’

By, on March 01, 2016, at 11:52 a.m.
Some regional markets are recovering more slowly, though.
The Boott Cotton Mills complex in Lowell, Massachusetts, contains mills built from the mid-1830s to the early 20th century. Today, the restored mill complex houses the Boott Cotton Mills Museum, a part of Lowell National Historical Park.

What Maine can learn from how Lowell, Mass., welcomed immigrants, rebuilt its city

By Linda Silka on Jan. 01, 2016, at 8:01 a.m.
Maine is sometimes described as a state with an illustrious past but not much of a future. Lowell was likewise described in this discouraging way.
Gas prices are still low.

Need a reason to be thankful? Here are 5 signs the economy is doing OK

By on Nov. 26, 2015, at 8:39 a.m.
Do you need some help feeling optimistic?
A mother and her child.

Fewer American women are having children, and what that means for the economy

By, on Nov. 22, 2015, at 8:05 a.m.

What should Maine do to draw more people here?

By Erin Rhoda on April 16, 2014, at 3:06 p.m.

Losing your home could be bad for your health

By Marni Jameson, The Orlando Sentinel on Oct. 05, 2011, at 2:02 p.m.