1-Year Progress Report
Since the Jobs Plan took effect in October 2021, the Mills Administration has delivered direct economic relief to nearly 1,000 Maine small businesses, supported more than 100 infrastructure projects around the state to create jobs and revitalize communities, and invested in workforce programs estimated to offer apprenticeship, career and education advancement, and job training opportunities to 22,000 Maine people.
The Jobs Plan was introduced by Governor Mills in May 2021 with broad support from Maine business, education and civic leaders. It draws heavily on recommendations from the Governor’s Economic Recovery Committee and the State’s 10-Year Economic Development Strategy.
Coordination of the Jobs Plan is led by the Maine Department of Administrative and Financial Services and the Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future.
Funding for the Jobs Plan is through the federal American Rescue Plan Act, which allocated $4.5 billion in funds to Maine in 2021, as part of the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds program.