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ABOUT MAINE'S ECONOMY

A Plan to Support Family-Owned Businesses

Bob Moody of EJ Prescott talks about the importance of supporting family-owned businesses that create foundational jobs to sustain Maine communities.

Young Mainers Will Stay (and Return) if There Are Opportunities

Jeremy Leavitt of Sheridan Construction talks about what it will take to bring Mainers back home.

Maine’s Future Starts Now

Joe Edwards of the Alliance for Maine talks about how investments and planning today will position Maine to capture more innovative jobs of the future.

Mainers Tired of Listening to Political Parties Argue

Bob Moody of EJ Prescott talks about the need for political parties to find compromises.

Jobs to Support Maine Families

Jeremy Leavitt of Sheridan Construction talks about the importance of good-paying jobs to support Maine families.

Political Fighting Harms Economic Planning in Maine

Bob Moody of EJ Prescott talks about the need for political parties to work together on a long-range vision for Maine’s economic future.

Making Maine a Place to Stay

Joe Edwards of the Alliance for Maine talks about writing a new book about living, working, playing and STAYING in Maine.

Attracting More Foundational Jobs Gives Young Mainers Better Chances to Stay

Bob Moody of EJ Prescott talks about how more foundational gives young Mainers better opportunities to stay, work and build a life in Maine.

Maine’s Building Trades and Public Utilities Benefit from Investments in Job Creation

Bob Moody of EJ Prescott talks about how business investments in new facilities and worksites supports construction and building trades in Maine.

Maine’s Building Trades Benefit from Investments in Job Creation

Bob Moody of EJ Prescott talks about how business investments in new facilities and worksites supports construction and building trades in Maine.

Foundational Jobs Support a Network of Related Jobs in Maine

Dylan Collins of Sheridan Construction talks about the downstream benefits of attracting new companies to Maine.

Does Maine Have the Technology Infrastructure to Attract Companies?

Dylan Collins of Sheridan Construction talks about how lack of technology infrastructure throughout much of Maine prevents job creation.

Political Infighting is a Barrier to Economic Growth for Maine

Bob Moody of EJ Prescott talks about the lack of a middle ground between Maine’s political parties.

Private Sector Job Growth as a Strategy for Funding Public Programs for Maine

Bob Moody of EJ Prescott talks about how bringing more good-paying foundational jobs to Maine will fund a broader array of social service programs.

Can Maine Attract Tech Jobs?

Dylan Collins of Sheridan Construction talks about how Maine could do more to attract good-paying technology jobs to the state.

Balancing Job Growth with Protecting Maine’s Natural Environment

Bob Moody of EJ Prescott talks about balancing the beauty and tourism benefits of Maine’s natural environment with the need to grow the state’s economy.

Creating the Foundational Jobs for Maine’s Next Generation

Jeremy Leavitt of Sheridan Construction talks about the opportunity to find a good-paying, skilled job in his home state of Maine.

Maine’s Loss of Foundational Jobs Has Meant Exodus of Young Workers

Bob Moody of EJ Prescott talks about the connection between the loss of foundational jobs in Maine and exodus of our state’s young people.

Maine Voices on Planning for a Better Economic Future

Thoughts from Maine workers on how Maine can attract businesses, grow prosperity, keep young Mainers from moving away, and recruit more workers to the state.

What does Maine Need to Address in its Strategic Economic Plan?

Jeremy Leavitt of Sheridan Construction talks about the opportunity to find a good-paying, skilled job in his home state of Maine.

Maine Needs a Plan to Attract Jobs of the Future

Joe Edwards of the Alliance for Maine talks about how foundational job creation in Toledo, Ohio started with a plan.

Broadening Maine’s Tax Base with More Foundational Jobs

Dylan Collins of Sheridan Construction talks about how broadening Maine’s tax base with more foundational jobs could help ease the current tax burden on Maine families. Lower taxes, in turn, could help attract more foundational jobs.

Maine Needs to do More to Attract Business

Dylan Collins of Sheridan Construction talks about the need to attract more businesses to Maine to provide opportunities for workers.

Maine’s Unstable Business Climate

James Webb of Robbins Lumber talks about how Maine’s unstable business climate and constraints it places on business investment and job growth.

Investment Creates Jobs. Jobs Generates Income. Income Generates Taxes. Taxes Pay for Services

Tonia Tibbetts of Robbins Lumber talks about the connection between improving incomes for Mainers and generating the taxes Maine needs to provide public services.

The Case for Foundational Jobs

Tonia Tibbetts of Robbins Lumber talks about the connection between improving incomes for Mainers and generating the taxes Maine needs to provide public services.

Funding Social Services in Maine

John Ritz of Robbins Lumber talks about how growing Maine’s jobs base will help fund social services for those in need.

Maine’s Economic Future Depends on Working Together

James Webb of Robbins Lumber talks about how Maine’s leaders need to work together to succeed.

Maine Losing Young Residents to High Costs, Low Wages, Few Opportunities

James Webb of Robbins Lumber talks about why Maine’s young people are leaving and not coming back, largely due to fewer job opportunities, lower wages and higher cost of living.

Working Together to Move Maine Forward

James Webb of Robbins Lumber talks about how many single-minded, single-interest efforts are prohibiting Maine from moving forward.

Creating a Foundational Jobs Culture in Maine

James Webb of Robbins Lumber talks about how Maine’s leaders need a plan to sustain a foundational jobs culture.

Bridging Maine’s Political Divide

John Ritz of Robbins Lumber talks about bridging the political divide in Maine by working together to do what’s right for future generations and not just the next election.

Foundational Jobs for Maine’s Future Generations

James Webb of Robbins Lumber talks about how job creation begins with business investment.

More Jobs Mean More Taxes for Maine Public Services

John Ritz of Robbins Lumber talks about how job creation builds Maine’s tax base, helping to fund public services and economic growth.

How Maine’s Family-Owned Business Create Jobs and Build Communities

Tonia Tibbetts of Robbins Lumber talks about the role of family-owned business in creating foundational jobs and building Maine communities.

Business Investment Fuels Job Creation for Maine

James Webb of Robbins Lumber talks about how job creation begins with business investment.

Growing Maine’s Economy

John Ritz of Robbins Lumber talks about what’s needed to grow Maine’s economy and creating career opportunities for Maine’s youth.

Maine Needs a Plan to Win the Competition for Jobs

Working Together to Create Foundational Jobs

Maine won’t create foundational jobs or economic prosperity if we stay focused on tearing each other down. Maine needs a comprehensive, coordinated strategy to compete for 21st Century Jobs.

Bridge

The Alliance for Maine discusses how to get from Maine’s historical industries and economy to jobs of the future.

Why Does Maine Struggle to Compete?

The Alliance for Maine discusses why Maine is falling behind other states in the competition to attract modern industries and good-paying, foundational jobs.

Foundational Jobs

The Alliance for Maine discusses the concept of foundational jobs and why they are critical to a thriving economy, quality of life and robust public services.

New Jobs for a New Economy

The Alliance for Maine suggests a forward-looking approach to the state’s economic future.

Prosperity

The Alliance for Maine discusses what it takes to achieve economic prosperity for residents.

What Are Mainers’ Top 3 Concerns?

The Alliance for Maine discusses results of a public opinion poll showing Mainers’ top concerns and how these can be addressed by growing “foundational jobs.”

Strategic Maine — Setting the Tone

Alliance for Maine members and special guests discuss how policy choices impact Maine’s competitiveness and how lawmakers can help set the tone that encourages investment and job growth.

Strategic Maine — The Workforce

Members of the Alliance for Maine and special guests discuss challenges to and solutions for growing the workforce to strengthen Maine’s economy in the future.

Strategic Maine — Foundational Jobs

Members of the Alliance for Maine and special guests discuss challenges and solutions to growing a strong job base for Maine’s economy.

Piecing Together an Economic Plan

Maine needs a plan for attracting investment, creating jobs and delivering public services. We can’t do that by taking issues one at a time without knowing how they work together.

Building a Better Economy for Maine

Building a successful economy is like building a house. We have to start with a solid foundation. Jobs that bring new money into Maine and help pay for jobs in service sectors and government are “foundational jobs.”

Bridge to 21st Century Economy

Maine needs to build a bridge to 21st Century “foundational jobs” to replace the legacy industries that used to employ thousands and drive economic activity here.

Rodney Repair Talks Foundational Jobs

Maine needs new, 21st Century jobs to replace the foundational jobs in our legacy industries that once employed thousands.

Strategic Maine: Episode 3

Members of the Alliance for Maine and special guests discuss workforce and investment challenges facing Maine’s economic future.

Alliance for Maine – Rep. Drinkwater Learns About “Foundational Jobs”

Rep. Drinkwater is on the campaign trail, asking Mainers, “what can I do for you?” He learns that what Maine really needs is more foundational jobs to help pay for all of the other “asks” Mainers have. Is he up to the challenge?

Strategic Maine: Episode 2

Members of the Alliance for Maine and special guests discuss workforce and investment challenges facing Maine’s economic future.

Strategic Maine: Episode 1

Members of the Alliance for Maine and special guests discuss workforce and investment challenges facing Maine’s economic future.

Alliance for Maine – Video 3

Alliance for Maine – Video 2

Alliance for Maine – Video 1