Initial 3-year phase to build a foundation for job growth begins this month.
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.
The economic development group based in Portland hopes to create sustainable job growth in sectors like agriculture, aquaculture and biopharmaceuticals.
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.
Maine needs more good jobs.
The business leaders and policy experts are ready to pursue three segments they find most promising.
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.
The Maine Technology Institute supported the FocusMaine initiative by providing $100,000 in grants …
A new group of Maine business and political leaders wants sales outside the state to support about 10,000 more jobs …
Kimberly Hamilton, PhD