Newspaper, College Dean Say Some Unknown Thing Is Boosting Maine Businesses Since Last November. It’s A Mystery. Let’s Drop The Subject

boosting maine businesses

boosting maine businessesPORTLAND, Maine — A surge of viable economic activity in Maine may help push the state’s business climate in a more positive direction. Although some business analysts say this mirrors the national trend, others are more cautious. Deals of late that have caught notice involve millions of dollars and the potential for expanding jobs. Oklahoma’s NGL Energy Partners LP announced on April 23 it was acquiring Brunswick-based Downeast Energy Corp., a 104-year-old home-heating company. The deal closed on May 2 for an undisclosed amount of cash and stock. That same day, Beam Inc. said it was buying the Pinnacle Vodka and Calico Jack brands from White Rock Distilleries in Lewiston in a $605 million deal that includes the bottling facility and 180-person work force in Maine. (read more between the lines at the Bangor Daily News)

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