Baldacci sees improving economy, job creation lagging

Posted Feb. 13, 2010, at 4:56 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. John Baldacci says there have been signs during the last two months that Maine’s economy is beginning to turn around. But he says the recovery remains fragile, and job creation is lagging behind.

In his weekly radio address, Baldacci says some ideas came up during a jobs summit he opened in Augusta last week. More than 75 businesses, plus government officials, attended.

Besides continuing to work toward energy independence, Maine can do a better job using good economic tools and to help businesses create jobs, the conference was told. Baldacci says he also heard that Maine needs effective transportation to move goods within the state and beyond. But the governor says there’s no single an-swer to creating jobs.

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