Created "Account Executives" to help businesses navigate state and local government. Governor's Account Executives have provided assistance to over 10,000 new and expanding businesses.
Established the "Business Friendly Community" program to help local municipalities become "Open for Business" and make them a key part of Maine's business attraction strategy.
Regulatory reform streamlined licensing and permitting for job creators.
Created a Red Tape Hotline (207-624-1486) that business owners can call and get answers from state government.
Initiated an action plan outlining a multiyear effort to expand broadband access to 99% of Maine households that optimizes the leverage of private funding and helps more Maine small businesses compete.
Initiated the Heat Pump Pilot Program to reduce heating costs for Maine families and businesses. Heat pumps now warm over 20,000 homes and small businesses and saving roughly 3 million gallons of heating oil per year.