VIDEOS

ABOUT MAINE'S ECONOMY

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.

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.

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.

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.

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