Maine Economic Development Strategy 2020-2029


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Policies and Programs

“ACTION B1: Increase the labor force participation of existing residents. There are approximately 100,000 people living in Maine that are of working age but are not currently engaged in the workforce. A study done several years ago estimated that Maine can increase its workforce by over 30,000 people by increasing the labor force participation of seniors, people with disabilities, veterans, and young people who are disengaged from school and work. While all of these people may not be able to enter the workforce, many will be able to access work opportunities with encouragement, direct support, physical accommodations in the workplace, flexible work arrangements and mentoring….”

ACTION B5: Promote “Quality of Place” investments. The quality of our recreational opportunities, historic places, and arts and culture are a draw for tourists and residents alike. Each area of Maine has special attributes. We will work directly with local communities to explore asset development that attracts and retains people.”

  • Other
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Veterans
  • Maine Department of Economic and Community Development
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