Maine Revised Statutes

§945-A. Duties

The center shall provide a base level of services without regard to membership in the center and enhanced services as the center's board of directors may direct, to private entities, individuals, the State and to quasi-public and public entities. The center shall encourage and assist the growth of the State's international economic activities in the following ways. [1995, c. 648, §5 (NEW).]

1. Forum.  The center shall provide a continuing forum for the exchange of expertise, ideas and innovations between the public and private sectors.
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2. Education.  The center shall offer quality education and technical services to businesses in the State that compete or seek to compete in worldwide markets.
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3. Development of programs.  The center shall act as a catalyst in the development and coordination of international programs.
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4. Public policy.  The center shall underscore the importance of international trade as a priority of public policy and to enhance public appreciation of the relevance of the international economy.
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5. Information.  The center shall provide information necessary to transact international business and to make effective decisions concerning international trade and policy.
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6. Infrastructure.  The center shall support the development and availability of an overall infrastructure conducive to international business.
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7. Dissemination of programs.  The center shall promote the development and dissemination of education, training and technical assistance programs appropriate for foreign countries.
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8. Market opportunities.  The center shall identify market opportunities and potential contracts in foreign countries that match the technologies and expertise available in the State and coordinate and submit appropriate proposal responses.
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9. Data base.  The center shall maintain an international commerce data base to assist in making program decisions.
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SECTION HISTORY
1995, c. 648, §5 (NEW).