AUGUSTA – Governor Paul LePage announced today he will host another series of industry-specific job creation workshops throughout the summer months. These working sessions are designed for business leaders to share ideas regarding job creation in Maine with the Governor, state officials and fellow business leaders to improve Maine’s economy.
“I have continually said I want to listen to Maine’s job creators to find out what they need to succeed, expand, and create more jobs in our state,” said Governor LePage. “Our last round of job creation workshops was very successful, and we’re going to roll up our sleeves and work with the business community once again to get Maine’s economy moving forward,” continued the Governor.
The Governor will host four separate industry-specific sessions throughout the summer months which are free for attendees. The kickoff event will be held at Southern Maine Community College at the Brunswick Landing on June 13, 2012, and will focus on the fishing, marine resources, and coastal tourism industries. Businesses are invited to attend from all over the state, and preferred seating will be given to those representing the fishing, marine resource, and coastal tourism industries. Future sessions are expected to cover tourism, forestry, farming, and IT/manufacturing, with dates and locations to be determined.
Department commissioners and senior leadership within the Governor’s Office will join the Governor to listen to suggestions and concerns, and to work with business leaders to improve the climate for job creation in Maine. “I have said before, government does not create jobs. But what we can do in Augusta is change the environment by which jobs are created in the private sector. We have been working diligently on this, and have made some progress, but I firmly believe there is more to do,” said the Governor.
Interested businesses are encouraged to contact the Governor’s Office for more information at (207)287-3538 or visit www.maine.gov/governor to sign up. Space is limited and a CONFIRMED RSVP is required.