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Sew American: New Mainers help power American Roots, a Portland textile start-up

Sew American: New Mainers help power American Roots, a Portland textile start-up

Posted Jun 26, 2017

Thread, bobbin, sewing machine. Besides learning English in their new homeland, they've had to master the lexicon and skills for their work at Portland textile start-up. Dressed in colorful Middle Eastern and African garb, they sew quietly at their machines, occasionally chatting to each other in En ...read more

Local Handcrafted Jewelry with a Global Connection

Local Handcrafted Jewelry with a Global Connection

Posted Jun 26, 2017

Sharon Herrick’s story is one of passions converging: passion for beauty, and passion for social change. Illuminated Me by Sharon Herrick is a Portland, Maine-based handcrafted jewelry business that sources materials locally, designs and crafts each piece by hand, and employs people who have arriv ...read more

Immigrants key 'to what Maine needs to solve its demographic challenges'

Posted Sep 01, 2016

Click here to read MaineBiz's article "Immigrants key 'to what Maine needs to solve its demographic needs'". ...read more

Building Maine's Economy: How Maine Can Embrace Immigrants and Strengthen the Workforce

Posted Sep 01, 2016

Click here to read CEI's report "Building Maine's Economy: How Maine Can Embrace Immigrants and Strengthen the Workforce". ...read more