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Gov. Paul LePage hopes to encourage expanded economic ties with the province of New Brunswick through a memorandum of understanding signed today with Premier David Alward. The governor's office says the agreement is designed to strengthen relations between both regions by identifying areas for future job creation and cooperation in trade development and tourism.
7/21/2014 , MPBN
Cianbro pursues a business partnership in Greenland
Although Maine and Greenland are separated by more than 1,500 miles, geography and mutual business interests could lead to partnerships that bring jobs to the state and help Greenland reach its goal of independence, according to business leaders in both places...
7/19/2014 , Portland Press Herald
Exports to Iceland pass $2 million milestone as trade mission gets underway (PDF)
In April, the value of Maine exports to Iceland exceeded the total for 2013, putting exports to the island nation on pace to at least double this year. The figures highlight potential that the 16 Maine companies and educational institutions taking part in a trade mission in Iceland and the United Kingdom this week see in the trade route opened by Icelandic shipper Eimskip.
6/10/2014 , BDN Maine
LePage Leaves for Trade Mission to Iceland (PDF)
Gov. Paul LePage is joining members of Maine's seafood and paper industries on a three-day trade mission to Iceland.
6/9/2014 , MPBN
Maine group set for first trade mission to Greenland (PDF)
Business and state representatives will explore opportunities on the world’s largest island, after a much larger trade mission to Iceland and London.
6/7/2014 , Portland Press Herald
Businesses look north for new trade opportunities (PDF)
As lobsters go, so goes Maine’s economy. That is, the species is among those moving up the coast and farther into the North Atlantic, where state trade officials hope Maine companies will find new opportunities as well.
5/15/2014 , BDN Maine
Talk of trade intensifies in North Atlantic region (PDF)
In advance of an international conference in Bangor, Maine officials
consider ‘a pivotal shift’ for a state whose geographic proximity opens
up a world of opportunity.
5/11/2014 , Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram
Are Maine's overseas trade missions worth the time and money? (PDF)
When Gov. Paul LePage leads a delegation of Maine business owners and leaders to the United Kingdom and Iceland in June, it will mark the 17th year for business-to-business meetings across the globe organized by the Maine International Trade Center, based in Portland. In a surprisingly short time, these international trade missions have become a fixture of Maine's economic landscape, a concept that would have seemed outlandish as recently as the 1960s, when Maine-based trade was usually conducted only with other states and eastern Canada, not countries halfway across the globe.
5/5/2014 , Mainebiz