Leah B. Thibault and John Egan

On any given weekend, thousands of people travel to Worcester, Massachusetts, to see a Broadway play or headliner act at the 2,300-seat Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts. Patrons make a day of it, stopping for dinner or visiting a nearby shop in the burgeoning arts district. What was once a boarded-up, turn-of-the century theater has become a restored...MORE

John Kozoil for the Union Leader

BERLIN - Home to hydro stations, wind turbines, a biomass plant, and with the potential to host a solar farm, the City that Trees Built is gradually rebranding itself as the City of Renewable Energy.

Berlin now cumulatively generates almost 120 megawatts of renewable power from the above sources. Mayor Paul Grenier thinks the city could add another 30...MORE

Betsy Biemann, CEO and Keith Bisson, President, Coastal Enterprises, Inc.

The story of St. Croix Tissue, Inc. in the rural Maine town of Baileyville (population ~1,450), illustrates the unique role that CEI plays in community investing. CEI’s subsidiary, CEI Capital...MORE


Buffalo, NY - You may notice that the night sky is a little brighter in downtown Buffalo.
Iskalo Development Corporation has completed its upgrades to the Electric Tower's L-E-D lighting system.

It's now lit in white, red, and green in celebration of the holiday season...

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Patrick Sisson

...a recently re-opened and gut renovated downtown building, and an accompanying set of new affordable housing developments, have given the city and its downtown a new sense of energy and vibrancy, showing how real estate can also be a tool to help Hudson.

The result of a joint project between the Galvan Community Foundation, Hudson, and CEI Capital...MORE

CEI Capital Management LLC

(JUNE 19, 2017 – GREENVILLE, ME) –  The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) and noted economist Dr. David Vail were each honored by CEI Capital Management (CCML) today for their commitments to the economic and environmental sustainability of rural communities.
The AMC received the CCML Rural Pacesetter Award for its use of the New Markets...MORE

Velena Jones

BARABOO, Wis - A dairy crisis is averted as dozens of Wisconsin farmers have found a new home for their milk but those homes are not necessarily permanent.

Foremost farms is just one of the milk buyers that took in a number of those farmers but with most of their plants at max capacity, Joan Behr, senior director of Foremost Farms...MORE

Charlie Spies

When Emmi Roth USA was crowned as 2016 World Champion at the World Championship Cheese Contest for the first time since 1988, the winners included more than the food manufacturer that crafted the new regional specialty cheese. The real beneficiaries were the employees, local dairy farmers and communities that surround the Monroe, Wis.-based cheesemaker....MORE

CEI Capital Management LLC

CEI Capital Management, LLC, a leading investor of New Market Tax Credits, today announced Aimee Cates has been promoted to Investment Officer and Elizabeth “Libby” Chenevert has been promoted to Asset and Relationship Manager.

In the role of Investment Officer, Ms. Cates will play a critical role in sourcing, underwriting, and closing New Markets...MORE

H. Claire Brown

...The economics of the peanut industry are in no way as precise and frictionless as a nut’s journey from ground to jar. Though their hands may never touch the plant itself, farmers and shellers and buyers are all part of a web of power dynamics that shift dramatically when the winds change at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) or bad weather...MORE