An Act To Strengthen Maine's Workforce and Economic Future
CONCEPT DRAFT SUMMARY
This bill is a concept draft pursuant to Joint Rule 208.
The bill proposes to strengthen the State's middle class and improve the State's business climate by making targeted and strategic investments in the State's workforce, place-based economic engines and small businesses.
The bill proposes to close the so-called "skills gap" between the State's workforce and the needs of the State's employers through a renewed partnership among the State's workers, educators and businesses.
The bill proposes to strengthen the State's place-based economic engines, including, but not limited to, downtowns, farms, forests and waters, to facilitate and accelerate economic growth.
The bill proposes to amend state laws to help improve the ability of small businesses to innovate and expand.