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FocusMaine Announces Transition to Implementation of Job Growth Plan, Alfond Foundation Grant, Partners and President

Initial 3-year phase to build a foundation for job growth begins this month.

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FocusMaine starts executing master plan to bring more jobs to the state

Aided by $6 million in funding, the independent group of state business leaders hires a chief executive as it works to add skilled workers in three industries.

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FocusMaine hires first president to execute job-growth plan

The economic development group based in Portland hopes to create sustainable job growth in sectors like agriculture, aquaculture and biopharmaceuticals.

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Maine employers put new focus on internships to vet fresh talent

Business leaders say robust programs are a good way to attract and retain skilled workers – plus they don’t leave the state after they graduate.

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FocusMaine: Making the case for jobs in ‘traded’ sectors

Maine needs more good jobs.

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Charles Lawton: FocusMaine group lays out path to prosperity in next generation

The business leaders and policy experts are ready to pursue three segments they find most promising.

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Private-sector group forms to grow three industries

Maine’s agriculture, aquaculture and biopharma industries will be the focus of a nonpartisan effort to create thousands of high-paying jobs over the next decade.

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MTI provides grants for FocusMaine clusters

The Maine Technology Institute supported the FocusMaine initiative by providing $100,000 in grants …

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Group aims to add 10,000 Maine jobs from sales elsewhere

A new group of Maine business and political leaders wants sales outside the state to support about 10,000 more jobs …

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More than 50 state leaders launch effort to give Maine economy a leg up

Business, academic and civic leaders join forces to launch FocusMaine, targeting job creation in agriculture, aquaculture and biopharmaceuticals …

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