Maine residents are famous for hard-working self-reliance, and it’s not just because of the weather. The state’s tourism-based economy and northern latitude can make it a hard place to earn a living. But Don Gooding, who heads the non-profit Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development (MCED) is making sure that in-state entrepreneurs get the support they need to succeed.  MCED runs innovation-focused “Top Gun” classes and helps connect business owners with investors and mentors. If you are looking for small, vibrant cities to launch or expand your business, Portland and Bangor are only two of Maine’s increasingly hip places to live.
Source: Maine Mag