Expanded access to affordable natural gas for Maine people and key Maine employers from the Woodland Mill in Washington County to the Sappi Mill in Somerset County.
Investments by the Maine Department of Transportation in the International Marine Terminal in Portland attracted Eimskip, the Icelandic cargo shipping company.
Increased the average number of miles of highway rehabilitation per year by 187%, while lowering average unit cost by 15%.
Since taking office, 24,000 private sector jobs have been created in Maine; the unemployment rate is down from 8.1% to 3.4%, government jobs have dropped to the level they were at in 1999; and unemployment claims have fallen to a 31-year low.
Maine's unemployment rate is the lowest in more than 42 years at just 2.9%. Both the rate and number of unemployed are the lowest recorded since at least 1976 while a record-high number of private sector jobs and workers are earning more.
Established the first State of Maine EB-5 regional center to help attract new foreign direct investment for economic development projects throughout Maine.
Maine's tourism marketing program, administered within the Department of Economic & Community Development, has resulted in an increase in visitation in every season and throughout the state. Since 2012, visitation has increased by 27% to almost 36 million visitors.
Due to the increase in tourism to the State, taxable lodging sales have increased by almost 32% since 2012.
Recovered over $40 million in unemployment fraud, overpayments and related interest from 2013-2017
As of December 2017, Unemployment has been less than 4.0% for 25 consecutive months, eclipsing the previous record of 22 months
Increased the number of first time homebuyers while reducing the number of people who are homeless.
Record-high wages averaging $43,500 per job, with $26.4 billion in total setting another record (2016–2017).
Average wages have increased at the fastest rate in nearly two decades reflecting competitive hiring and staff retention.
Due to rising wages and state marketing strategies net in-migration to the state accelerated in 2016 and 2017.