NEWS AND OBSERVATIONS

ABOUT MAINE'S ECONOMY

Where’s Maine’s Place in a Dynamic Global Economy of the Future?

July 3, 2018

When we talk about the need to grow “foundational jobs” in Maine, we sometimes get this comment: “those jobs are gone and never coming back.” Although we do regard many of our legacy industries as providing foundational jobs, it’s just as important to understand what the foundational jobs of the future can be for Maine. […]

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The Bad News Behind “Record Low Unemployment”

May 22, 2018

We’ve been hearing a lot of good news lately about low unemployment in Maine – 29 months worth of good news, to be exact. That’s the number of consecutive months in which Maine’s jobless rate has been below 4%, which also happens to be the longest streak on record. If fact, Maine’s April 2018 unemployment […]

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“Tooning” In to Maine’s Economic Challenges

May 3, 2018

Facing Maine’s economic challenges is going to take real engagement and involvement by us all. We can’t leave it to the politicians in Augusta – who operate in a system that rarely looks beyond the next election. We can’t leave it to the special interests – who are simply vying for their own agendas and, […]

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About the Alliance for Maine

April 17, 2018

If you’ve visited our website, you know that the Alliance for Maine is a, “non-partisan, community-based effort to educate Mainers about our economic challenges and the need for a plan to repair and grow our economy.” While that description may sound like any number of initiatives that have been launched in recent years, the Alliance […]

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The AFM Blog is Live!

April 17, 2018

Thank you for visiting the Alliance for Maine’s blog. We intend for this blog to be an active “community conversation” about our push for Maine to develop a long-term plan to grow foundational jobs for our economy, our children and our future quality of life. Please check back often to see new information from the […]

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