Forbes has recently released their list of 'The Best State For Business" . The list is based in six key metrics: Business costs, labor supply, regulatory environment, economic climate, growth prospects and quality of life.
We're now seeing a bunch of ads for Black Friday deals at all those huge big box stores. But I like to support the small mom and pop stores in downtown USA. This Saturday,November 26th is Small Business Saturday.
The unemployment rate in Maine is at 4 percent, compared to the national 4.9 percent rate. While jobs have been lost in many paper mills, there are plenty of jobs out there. Let's take a look at the eight largest employers in Maine.
Maine gas prices have been holding fairly steady over the past few weeks and this week they edged lower by only .4 cents per gallon. The statewide average is at $2.272 per gallon, according to the price-monitoring website GasBuddy.com.