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, usually, spinning the facts. It can’t just be business, or labor, or environmentalists. We’re all in this together. But, first, we all have to agree that Maine’s economy is struggling, our prospects for turning this around are not bright, and we have no plan to rebuild our job base for the future.
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. When we say, “non-partisan, community-based,” we mean it. We are truly trying to educate Mainers about our economic challenges. We are pushing for a solution that may sound easy – develop a plan. It is essential if Maine is going to take control of its economic future.