Governor LePage Continues to Focus on Maine Economy

June 20, 2012

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Contact: Adrienne Bennett (207) 287-2531

AUGUSTA – Governor LePage announced today the details regarding two additional Governor’s Workshops on Job Creation. The workshops will be held in Sanford and Presque Isle. The seminars are part of a series of industry-specific workshops designed to bring business leaders together to share ideas and concerns about government policy.

“It is critical that we work directly with Maine’s business community to get input and feedback on what we can do to improve job creation in our state,” said Governor Paul LePage. “Mainers deserve prosperity, and state government must be a partner to the business community, and not an adversary, in order to get Maine people back to work.” On June 13, Governor LePage met with more than 70 people in Brunswick from the marine resources and tourism industries during his first job creation workshop of the summer. Karan Cushman and her husband own a Maine branding firm and commented that the workshop was a valuable experience. “The dialogue between business owners and government leadership is essential to creating resilient Maine industries, so thanks to you and the administration as well for initiating these conversations,” Karan Cushman said.

Three more Governor’s Workshops on Job Creation are planned

July 10, 2012 – Anderson Learning Center, Sanford, Maine
Industry Focus: Information Technology, Manufacturing, and High Tech

July 20, 2012 – Northern Maine Community College, Presque Isle, Maine
Industry Focus: Agriculture and Forestry

If you are interested in participating, visit the Office of the Governor website at to register. Seating is limited and registration is required.

The final workshop of the summer is expected to be held during the month of August. Details will be announced soon.