DECD Governor's Account Executive Visits Downtown Norway, August 15

AUGUSTA – Business appears to be booming in the Town of Norway. Maine is now home to about 130,000 micro-businesses, several of which now call Norway home.

“It’s nice to hear that so many businesses are growing and succeeding in Norway,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “We must continue our efforts to make Maine more competitive and attractive to private investment so all Maine communities can experience this type of growth.”

“What I have noticed in my recent visits is a renewed energy downtown,” said Governor LePage’s Account Executive Brian Doyle. On Thursday, Doyle will make his second visit to Norway this month, taking part in a meeting of Norway Downtown’s Economic Restructuring Committee.

The mission of Norway Downtown is to help revitalize Norway’s historic Main Street in collaboration with residents and businesses. The Economic Restructuring Committee primarily focuses on strengthening, retaining and recruiting businesses to Norway.

On a recent visit, Doyle had the opportunity to meet with the owners of about 10 Norway businesses, including: Rough & Tumble, Play & Grow, Fiber & Vine, Tailor Made, Raven Collections, and Green Machine Bike Shop.

“We discussed a variety of programs and services that are available to help these folks grow their businesses,” said Doyle. “I look forward to continuing those discussions and developing a plan to move forward.”

Doyle is one of six Governor’s Account Executives, each responsible for certain areas of the state. Each have several contacts across government departments making it easier to navigate what is sometimes overwhelming and helping businesses access the many available programs so business owners can focus on what they do best; helping move Maine’s economy forward.