York County Hosts Capitol for a Day

March 14, 2011

Augusta, Maine – Governor Paul LePage will hold the second Capitol for a Day event visiting several businesses during the day and attending a town hall style meeting in the evening on Friday, March 18. The Governor will tour four businesses located in York County and the town hall meeting will be held at Thornton Academy in Saco where attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions to the Governor and his Cabinet.

On Friday morning Governor LePage will kick off the day by opening Maine for business. A sign, that reads Open for Business, that was given to Governor LePage by supporters on inauguration evening will be unveiled on Interstate 95 on the northbound side in Kittery. For safety reasons, Maine State Police are asking the public and media to refrain from stopping on the Interstate during the unveiling of the sign. At 11:30am there will be media availability with the Governor at the Eliot Commons Shopping Center off exit 3 on Route 236 in Eliot.

During the afternoon, once again, business owners will meet with Governor LePage to talk about their ideas on how to move Maine’s economy forward. The Governor will visit Shipyard Brewery, Stonewall Kitchen, Arundel Machine and Sweetser. The Governor’s goal is to hear from leaders within the business community to find out what’s currently working for them and what can be improved to encourage job growth in our State. According to Forbes Magazine, Maine ranks 50th on The Best States for Business and Careers list. The list has Maine at 47th place for business costs and 48th in regulatory environment.

The day will conclude with a town hall style meeting at Thornton Academy in Saco at 6:00pm. The meeting will be held at the Thornton Academy Theatre. Commissioners Bernhardt, Bowen, Brown, Congdon and Mayhew will join the Governor and answer questions from audience members until 7:30pm.

This will be the Governor’s second Capitol for a Day event. The first was held on February 18th in Cumberland County. Capitol for Day is a monthly event that will be held in each of Maine’s sixteen counties.


11:30am Open for Business Media Availability Eliot Commons Shopping Center Route 236, Eliot

6:00pm Thornton Academy 438 Main Street, Saco

*There is no media availability at the businesses.