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.
Our workforce is shrinking. Our good-paying production jobs are being replaced by lower-paying service jobs. Compared to the rest of the nation, our wages are lower, but our cost of living is higher. Our economy is highly dependent on spending from the federal government.
These conditions are choking economic growth and threatening our future.
It starts with having a long-term economic plan. The strength of Maine’s economy has been weakening for decades due to our aging population, loss of good-paying jobs and high costs of living.
A “foundational job” is one that adds value to our economy. It supports other jobs and pays for public programs.
Maine has a shrinking workforce, a loss of good-paying jobs, declining wages, higher taxes and higher cost of living.
Economically, Maine currently ranks in the bottom 10 of all 50 states for energy, cost of living, property taxes, etc.
Maine is 0.4% of the U.S. population and 0.3% of the U.S. GDP, yet it gets just 0.1% of the U.S. venture capital investment.
Maine needs a long-term strategic plan for growing foundational jobs that helps us build a brighter economic future.
Maine should require that every new proposed law is reviewed for its impact on Maine’s economic development goals.
"Maine has a shrinking workforce, declining wages, higher taxes and cost of living, and we're losing good-paying jobs. Maine needs a plan that strengthens our economy now, and for the future."
Alliance for Maine
"We can't sustain a foundational job culture without a plan to increase investment in infrastructure. The legislature must come together to create opportunities for workers in Maine."
"We need to bring more corporations and companies back into the state of Maine. I want my kids to be able to grow up in the state and enjoy good jobs, and have their kids enjoy good jobs."