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Making Maine Work Report Series

In 2010, the Maine Development Foundation and Maine State Chamber of Commerce began a series of reports to serve as an action plan for improving productivity, growing the economy, and providing a high quality of life for all Maine people.  Making Maine Work:  Critical Investments for the Maine Economy explored the investments needed to grow Maine’s economy and the factors influencing those decisions. 

Maine business leaders have continually identified an available, skilled, and educated workforce as a critical element in Maine’s economy.  Maine’s workforce is vital to our economic success and is a strategic focus of both MDF and the State Chamber.  As such, the Making Maine Work series has focused on the key factors affecting Maine’s human capital, including the role of Maine’s public university system; investment in early childhood development as a strategy for economic growth; and the quantity and quality of Maine’s workforce.

To learn more about the Making Maine Work series or any of the reports, please contact MDF Director of Engagement & Communications Kathy Shannon at 207-626-1286 or kshannon@mdf.org.

New - July 2018! Making Maine Work 2018: Critical Investments for the Maine Economy

MDF is honored to have worked with the Maine State Chamber of Commerce (MSCC) and Educate Maine to produce the latest report in the series, Making Maine Work 2018: Critical Investments for the Maine Economy. The report reflects the input of hundreds of experts and the voices of more than 1,000 Maine business and professional leaders who took part in a comprehensive survey. Their responses told us that Maine’s quality of life, quality of workforce, and natural resources were the most important factors supporting business retention and expansion. The report identifies five critical economic priorities and offers a set of 16 recommended strategies for achieving them. MDF, MSCC and Educate Maine believe strongly that these are the economic priorities Maine’s next governor and legislature should focus on, and the pillars on which a longterm, economic strategic plan for the state should be developed.

To read and/or print the Full Report, click on the image to the right.     

 

 

 

 

To read and/or print the Executive Summary, click on theimage to the right.

 

 

Read the press release for the July 26, 2018 rollout of Making Maine Work 2018: Critical Investments for the Maine Economy.

Summary of Series Recommendations

Making Maine Work:  Preparing Maine’s Workforce

Making Maine Work:  Growing Maine’s Workforce

Making Maine Work:  Investment in Young Children = Real Economic Development

Making Maine Work:  The Role of Maine’s Public University System

Making Maine Work:  Critical Investments for the Maine Economy

Maine’s Investment Imperative II:  Unleashing the Potential (companion piece to original report)


 

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