Read the State’s New Economic Development Strategy

Economic Development Strategy (PDF)

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State of Maine Strategic Planning Solutions Summit Presentation-September 17, 2019

Agenda Solutions Summit September 17

Solutions Summit Presentation

Summary of Regional Meetings June 2019

State of Maine Strategic Planning Packet

Here is the link to the Strategic Planning Packet (PDF). If you have any questions please feel free to contact Torrey Gray at 207-624-9812 or

Strategic Planning Task Force

The Administration of Governor Janet Mills has started creating Maine’s first formal ten-year strategic economic development plan for the State of Maine. The initiative, which will be led by the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), in partnership with other government agencies, business leaders and private organizations, will focus on strategies to enhance economic growth, particularly in rural Maine, and address Maine’s workforce challenges. The strategic plan will be the first of its kind in more than two decades.

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Vision Statement for the Strategic Plan: By 2030, Maine will be known as a national leader for its forward-looking work in creating a diverse and sustainable economy. We will empower innovators and entrepreneurs, attract young families and new businesses, and revitalize rural Maine so that every person will know unequivocally that living in Maine means not only an unmatched quality of life, but an unmatched opportunity for good-paying jobs in innovative industries across the entire state.