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  • Lepage,

    You just gotta hang some more signs on the turnpike!

  • Superuser23

    So this is why LePage didn’t go to Tampa after all….he wanted to stay home and tell us a joke about business friendly towns and just how open for business we are up here, his Open for Business needs a caption “Open for Business….14 communities strong, and still in last place”

    • Davida Willette

      he didnt go because he didnt want to blow away

      • Anonymous

        I don’t think that would have been a problem!!!

      • Superuser23

        All he had to do was set anchor, and that only requires him opening his mouth.

    • StillRelaxin

      Note to Paulie. If you don’t want Maine to appear in Forbes magazine again in last place try not lying to Mainers about what those at Forbes actually say about our business climate. People/citizens/voters and magazine editiors tend to frown upon liars. I know, I know, like anything else if you do one thing often enough it eventually becomes habit and you just can’t help yourself. Paul if it helps just think Nixon (liar of the first order) or Palin (sadly lacking in knowledge and mental ability) before going off script to say something so clearly dishonest and silly again. Good luck buddy. I’m sure someone out there is still pulling for ya! Sadly only because you’re the one dangling the carrots. Community number 15?  Lets see where that gets you in November. 

      • Anonymous

        It’s really not his fault where we rank business-wise anymore than the economy is directly Obama’s fault. They both came into a mess when they took office. It’s a slow thing to turn around. I think LePage comes across as less polished because he speaks directly, as though he is running a business and dealing with employees. Once people get past the delivery, hear the message and apply some logic, they’ll see that a lot of what he’s saying and doing makes sense from a business standpoint. you gotta break eggs to make an omelette.

        • Anonymous

          Believe it or not in order to run a successful business it is absolutely vital to have first mastered the art of communication and diplomacy.  Without that, you’ve got nothing at all.  Paul LePage does not have the ability to speak to anyone without insulting people, professionals, organizations and businesses.  

          Furthermore, he is lacking in the area of the concept of team work – working together toward a common goal even with those whom you disagree with.  He doesn’t know that the rest of the world seeks out professional mediators to aide in successful businesses to help corporate leaders who don’t agree to see each other’s point of view to reach the best possible balance.  LePage doesn’t listen… he just gets rid of anyone he disagrees with which only demonstrates poor leadership skills.  It shows that he’s inflexible, pompous and can’t handle a challenge and that he abuses his power to eliminate anyone who challenges him (as they should).    

          Add to that he’s made national news so many times but not due to any success in any area, especially in the business arena.  He has made national news only in the area of repeatedly behaving completely inappropriately in public.  

          Add to that that he has been secretive, sneaky and deceitful. One such example occurred near the beginning of his term when it came to the mural. Why couldn’t he be “transparent” and just say where the mural was? Why couldn’t he just answer the questions about it instead of leaving cryptic clues about it’s whereabouts. Why did he need to order that it be taken down under the cover of darkness? And why did he respond that his reason for doing it was an anonymous fax told him to?

          No sorry, his behavior alone demonstrates that he’s really, really a poor businessman who could not survive outside of Maine. It’s not about polish… it’s about understanding and applying ethics, showing respect for others, being able to effectively communicate, having the ability to work as a part of a team… he lacks all the basics that any member of any staff needs to be successful in any businesses.  Paul LePage will never draw successful businesses to Maine, not because he’s a smart guy without polish, but because he’s not business smart at all.

          • Anonymous

            Obama, sure knows how to speak. He got in, and look at the mess.

          • Anonymous

            What does Obama have to do with LePage? Oh yeah, when you have nothing intelligent to say and no one else to blame… just blame Obama for LePage’s behavior.  But since you mentioned him… it seems to me I almost forgot how LePage puffed up like a turkey and said he was going to tell Obama where to go and then…. cowered when face to face with Obama and immediately retracted what he said.

            Seriously, if you want to argue points about LePage, let’s talk about LePage and not Obama, not Romney, not Baldacci, no one else – just LePage.  It doesn’t say anything positive on his behalf when you have to resort to claiming to know someone who is worse thereby justifying his bad behavior as being acceptable to you.

            I hold LePage responsible for LePage’s behaviors, his actions and his words and I don’t need to make idiotic comparisons to anyone else. Can you imagine getting a performance evaluation from your boss and rather than comment on YOUR performance all he does comment about others. How inappropriate would that be? Well, you’re doing the same thing in your “performance” assessment of LePage.

          • Anonymous

            same reason dems bring up Bush all the time. then we should hold Baldacci for his messes, yea right

          • Anonymous

            Why on earth would anyone copy a ridiculous behavior like that?  Monkey see… monkey do?  It doesn’t matter if you are Republican, Democrat or Independent… LePage’s bad behavior can’t be justified by anything anyone else does or has ever done. 

          • Anonymous

            He inherited a REPUBLICAN DISASTER from President Rove, Vice President Cheney, and Lapdog Bush.  Since then we’ve:  had 29 months of private sector job growth, had a 2% reduction in unemployment, been saved from the GREAT REPUBLICAN DEPRESSION, had a doubling of the value of the stock market, saved the auto industry which the ReTHUGlicans wanted to kill, reduced the debt a trillion dollars over ten years, and would be much further along if the TeaPublicans didn’t block every measure they USED to support which would improve the economy even more.  Believe your FAKE-News/Rush Limpmind delusional nonsense if you must, but what matters is election day, and come election day here in Maine the TeaPublican party is OVER.

          • Anonymous

            Look at what the deficit was, and is now. Liberal propaganda, unemployment is down because most have used up what they could get. As far as Rush, their are Liberal commentators that are just as bad. Cash for cluckers look at the cost, don’t forget Barny Frank and your liberals were the ones who messed up the savings and loan by changing the law that Frank initiated.

          • Anonymous

            still mad about the mural….that really shows you do not have the slightest clue about how Gov LePage governs…..80% of Mainers rejected your opinion in the last election….80% said you are wrong and we want another direction….80%….wow…

          • Anonymous

            Actually not at all. I’ve never been angry and clearly that wasn’t the point of what I said. What I said was about his lack of government transparency through that event. I thought I explained that fairly clearly but then… oh well, not everyone has reasonably good comprehension.  

            Where were you during the elections?  Clearly 80% of Mainers did not vote for LePage.  Educate yourself before you start misinforming people with false stats.

          • Anonymous

            80% of Maine voters voted for someone other than a democrat….and democrat ideas….thats all the 80% means…..clearly i did not say 80% voted for LePage…just that 80% of maine voters wanted something other than the entrenched democrats…thats all

          • Anonymous

            I reiterate 80% of Mainers did NOT vote for LePage… plain and simple.  That does not mean that those who voted for the Independent candidate support LePage. In fact, the one thing that is clear is that those who voted for the Independent don’t support LePage. They didn’t vote for LePage… does it get any clearer than that?

          • Anonymous

            DJBrown.

            You do realize that the man you are so quick to criticize made it from the streets to Governor of the State of Maine. Maybe you don’t like his approach to business or his management style but it has worked for him in business and got him elected to the most powerful seat in Maine! If I were him, I would be laughing at your comments.

            When you are the Governor, tell us the model you used on how to acheive such an unbelievable goal. I dont think I’ll hold my breath.

          • Anonymous

            Criticize? I simply recapped the things he actually has done.  Bullying isn’t a management style… it’s just bullying.  His “management style” did not get him elected… what got him elected was the fact that the Independent drew away a lot of votes, creating an imbalance. That’ why less than 50% of Maine voters were able to elect him. And they choose him based upon all his typical political lies about how he was going create jobs, he was going to bring business to Maine and make government more transparent! Blah…blah…blah…

            As for me, I don’t plan on being Governor… I have a brother who is a Senator in NJ and I wouldn’t choose politics for a profession if it was the only one available.   So no, don’t hold your breath!

          • Anonymous

            Standards too high for politics? I guess if someone desires a real honest profession with integrity they could always become a lawyer or used car salesman. Pfffttttt.

          • Anonymous

            Yes, I expect our elected officials to adhere to a higher standard than what we see with LePage. Telling me that LePage’s standards are low and that this is acceptable because other people’s standards are even lower doesn’t say much at all.

            Lawyer? Used car salesman? Compared to politician? What is it with you that causes you have a need to compare something with a known low standard to justify an equally low standard?  You’re doing the exact same thing as you did with comparing LePage to other politicians to justify poor behavior.  

            Even if you think LePage is better than someone who you think is bad… that is NOT saying that he’s good.  If he really was good you would be able to name his virtues but instead all you’ve been able to do is attempt to justify his failures!

          • Anonymous

            Excellently written!  It is so true.

        • “It’s really not his fault where we rank business-wise anymore than the economy is directly Obama’s fault.”

          I wondered if anyone was going to mention this. It will take many years to recover from the tax breaks GWB gave to the super rich, his wars (which eat about half of the national budget — nobody even mentions the cost of wars when they talk about balancing any kind of budget) and his removal of Roosevelt’s regulations on financial institutions that were put in place after the depression to prevent the Wall Street folks from robbing the country blind again.

          “It’s really not his fault where we rank business-wise anymore than the economy is directly Obama’s fault.” 

          When you add in that Obama is stuck with a “block any measure that might make Obama look good” Congress, one wonders that Obama has been able to do any more than stand back and wring his hands.

          The humble Farmer

          • Anonymous

            George W. Bush bears a lot of responsibility for what happened, yes, but Gramm-Leach-Bliley passed Congress in 1999 and was signed into law by Bill Clinton.

          • Anonymous

            And I am sure you belive Obama helped the deficit. How long will it take to pay for his fiasco.

          • Anonymous

            It is not fact that Pres Bush is the cause of this..there is no proof other than he was in office when the recession hit and people say it loud and often……….Pres Bush did not make Pres Obama spend this kind of money, it was his choice to spend it…he could have let some of these companies stand or fall on thier own (I know free market crap). Pres Obama could have decided not to do “clunkers’ or spend a billion on unknown solar companies…or buy banks or car companies or spend money willy-nilly without reason or direction….Pres Obama had a whole host of things he could have done, but he chose what his ideology is…..big spending, large government….
            Now one statement that will be true next jan is that Romney will inherit a real financial disaster from this president…that will be true..

          • Odalisque

             Actually, the Bush tax cuts and wars were all unfunded. They created the deficit that Obama faced when he took office.

          • Anonymous

            oh geez…Listen Mr. Geitner…Pres. Bushs last year in office was 2007.  His tax cuts were in full effect, 2 wars raging and the recession had not yet hit…2007 deficiet?..160 Billion…a mere 1/10th of what it currently is….Then came the stimulus and ObamaCare.

            Bush tax cuts are a convienient scapegoat for past and future budget woes. For you to seek cover in Bush deficeits are shameless…to divert attention away from the problem is outrageous and reckless…Your current support is for this Presidents spending to be 58% of spending is dedicated to just entitlements…..If indeed this is your position, your support for this presdient will bankrupt America by 2052, because why?…that year ALL income will be used just for entitlements…no defense, no education, no foriegn aid, no all other spending…..your position advocates for the financial downfall of America and you know it….good thing is, you can turn and start moving in the other direction in november…
            do some reading outside of these rags and you may learn something…. 

          • Anonymous

            Uh, President Bush’s last year was 2008. Obama took office in Jan of 2009. All of your other numbers are wrong too, but getting the year wrong is funny.

          • Anonymous

            2007 was when the items  mentioned were all in place, as you may know, 2008 was the year of the election so things stayed status quo….these figures come from the CBO…

          • Anonymous

            What numbers were wrong?…58% is the current spending level for all entitlement programs, thats not a figure you can adjust or massage…its from the CBO….The budget deficiet was 160 billion at the end of 2007…thats what the figure is…what numbers are wrong…
            oK, I’ll play…..would 48% make this conversation less sickening?…40%?…no, because its still reckless and negligent to continue on the current spending spree…
            If you were an honest person, than this kind of spending is reckless, negligent and clearly approaches treasonous action…..at least by those whose heads aren’t in the sand or so blindly loyal to big government expansionism to see this type of ideology is unsustainable and therefore is criminal in nature…by all who take part in its spending….the only thing saving the country right now is that nothing is moving or going forward….keep up the good work congress…

          • Anonymous

             It is criminally negligent and delibertely indifferent to continually clear cut without forethought.
            Save this year and pay how many years later? 

          • Anonymous

            Watch Fox News much!!!!

          • Anonymous

            No, you mean FAKE-News.

          • Anonymous

            facts stink…

          • Anonymous

            That must be why he doubled down.

          • Anonymous

            Oh HOGWASH !  First, President Rove and Lapdog Bush SQUANDERED a huge SURPLUS with their unpaid corporate-written donut holed RX bill, two wars on the credit card, and massive tax cuts for the JOB KILLING rich also all on the credit card. When Obama inherited the ROVE/BUSH GREAT RECESSION, obviously he had to take measures to save us from the REPUBLICAN GREAT DEPRESSION which he DID.  But with so many jobs lost, there was a massive loss in revenue.  Nonetheless, Obama has frozen spending levels and approved over a trillion dollars in debt reduction over ten years.  He has also had 29 straight months of job growth, has reduced unemployment, and has restored the value of the stock market.  All in the face of TeaRadical obstructionism.  And your plan?  More tax cuts for job killing billionaires, job-killing investment cuts, and tax INCREASES on the middle class to pay for your tax cuts for billionaires.  So go sell the FAKE-News/Rush Limpmind LIES and SNAKE OIL to some TeaGoofies who don’t know any better.

          • Anonymous

            your insight is breathtakingly vapid and void of any common sense or logic when it comes to what it takes to run a country….policies that move a country closer to the abyss should be rejected outright and not say, ‘well, I think if we pass this or compromise it will slow our movement into the abyss’…we need to move into the opposite direction of abyss, not just slow our way….Anybody (dem or rep) that has blocked this agenda is a hero…..

        • Anonymous

          Mr. LePage struggles with the truth. It has nothing to do with being “less polished”. 

          • Anonymous

            LePage struggles with intelligence.  Let’s call it the way it is.  He also struggles with REASON.

      • Anonymous

        You mean like how LaPage lied about what Forbes said why we were in last? Last time I checked he just made it up and the Editor of Forbes actually responded with, nothing he said was true. 

  • Anonymous

    Isn’t it funny how he has towns vying for this accolade,   while sitting on bond money that he won’t release?    He won’t even pay towns that he owes:   ask the Nockets……….are they business friendly?

    • Anonymous

      Yes with everyone elses business. 

  • Anonymous

    There is no doubt, to, which may be pre conceived as necessary by LePage, that he has a gradual drift from reality and a lack of perception of the intellect of the People of Maine. Speaking of business friendly, I have not heard much about the Oxford Casino and the DEP lately, is this a hush, or a rush, but of course, business friendly.

    • Anonymous

      hmm…maybe if you start spreading some rumors about it, it may come to the forefront….well, not rumors..half truths, innuendos and quotes from a freind who has a freind that once raked the lawn of the Casino…

  • Anonymous

    It appears that his adminstration is blinded by partisin politics, and clearly does not want to do what is best for all Maine communities.If only these communities “are open for bussiness” then what about the rest?….epic fail!

    • Anonymous

      Thats why all the other communities are scrambling to see what it takes to get on that list….and if they are not, the citizens would certainly ‘help’ them along…

  • Anonymous

    As usual the Governor is long on rhetoric and abysmal on substance. How many firms has the Governor visited outside of Maine to get them to come het. What actual data can he provide to show real effort here?

  • Lord Whiteman

    The only economic development that Lepage likes is Canadian.  While Lepage cuts investment in Maine he has approved $17 million for Canadian bankers , 300,000 to  help Canadian paper mills get there product to US markets,  Lepag esigned a law that makes it all but imposable to only hire American workers, Lepage sat on his hands when the Canadians boycotted Maine lobsters and only stood up after Hillery Clinton got the Candian Feds involved.
     These are just a few of the crooked things Lepage and the Republican’s have done to harm Maine.

  • Anonymous

    After 40 years of democratic socialism and state government handouts most citizens in the state of Maine do not know how to react to a governor that is trying to improve the business climate and cut back on entitlements.

    So, some citizens just respond with derogatory remarks about the governor.looks like their rude donkey is loose again.

    • Anonymous

      So tell us exactly how much Lepage has saved you in taxes in the last couple years?
      It shouldn’t be to hard to add zero and zero so even you Lepage supporters should be able to figure it out.

      • Anonymous

        your kidding right?…first of all he took office in Jan 2011, so couple of years isn’t accurate..
        Zero + zero= is what the democrats did for thier big government constituents this past session.

        LePage’s two-year budget includes tax reform which provides $150 million in tax relief – including new tax code changes which conform to federal guidelines and a reduction in Maine’s top income tax rate from 8.5 percent to 7.95 percent that is expected eliminate tax payments for 70,000 low-income Mainers. This represents the largest tax cut in Maine history.

        I know, I know…math with facts is a confusing process…..you’ll have 6 more years to get it right with this administration.

        • Anonymous

          LOL – you people will believe anything – 70,000 low income Mainers huh ?  You are aware that there is only  1,328,188 people in the whole state to start with.
          Oh and you didn’t answer the question – how much has he saved you?
          Oh and I won’t be figuring out anything for 6 years if your puppet doesn’t become a lame duck in the next elections, I will be leaving the state and taking my 80 plus well paying jobs with me.

          • Anonymous

            Second, working families benefit from the new tax system. According to Maine Revenue Services (MRS) – a neutral referee – some 460,000 Maine families will see an average reduction of $337 in their 2013 income tax. Another 70,000 low-income filers will be exempt from state income taxes, thanks to the new zero percent bracket.

            ooopppps…damn math……

          • Anonymous

            zero percent bracket…low income filers are saying “genius”……

          • Anonymous

            So the answer to my question of “how much has he saved you in the last couple years” is ZERO. 
            BUT – he is “going” to save people money in 2013.
            Until you open your property tax bill.

          • Anonymous

            I would be in the $337 range I think…..um, we are not talking about property taxes because the towns mostly set those….

          • Anonymous

            That is the problem with you people – you stick your little heads in the sand and cover your ears and scream “la la la” when the reality of the tax shift is brought up.
            You also have not gotten your great big $337 tax reduction yet have you?
            But you are free to chase around that carrot if you want.

          • Anonymous

            um…it wasn’t scheduled until 2013….what is wrong with you? Are you reaally so blind not to know basic facts but just blab about how bad LePage is?……please keep going….it makes people who are trying to make a diffwerence look real good…

          • Anonymous

            Link to back up your claim?  Got one?

          • Anonymous

            um…the Maine Revenue Service…..like it says in the post…Maine Revenue Service…..If you can blab on this thing, you can certainly find MRS…

          • Anonymous

            Obviously you can’t, if you are going to play on the computer, please learn how to use it.

          • Anonymous

            Revenuers are coming.

      • Anonymous

        So,tell us exactly where in my post I mentioned anything about taxes?
        Key words are,”trying to improve the business climate and cut back on entitlements”,nothing about taxes.

        Some classes in reading comprehension plus some math practice might serve you quite well in the future.

        • Anonymous

          Trying to improves who’s business climate?
          Sorry – I own a small business and employee 80 plus people and I did that just fine before Lepage was in office.
          Believe it or not you don’t have to destroy the environment and hand out slave wages to run a business.

    • Superuser23

      Joke of the day goes to you. Trying to improve the business climate? The entire state should be business friendly not just “select communities” each year.  WOO The community wins a sign and a certificate!  I bet there is a lot of towns out there right now begging to be next! Leage hasn’t learned that you actually have to work to see progress, hanging up some signs does nothing.

      • Anonymous

        Really ? NLOL though. I have to admit that what the Governor is doing with the signs will probably not make new business spring up overnight,but I think it is at least an attempt to show some concern for the towns that are trying to improve.It certainly is a big change for Maine,just give it some time and try not to be so critical.

        Something for your thoughts,I live in a town that does not want an improved business climate.they are happy with what they have for business and don’t really want anymore.been that way for years.the town council has already sent a “we don’t want your sign” letter to the Gov.

        • Superuser23

          It is good for my thoughts Which is why this I think this program is a waste of time. Some communities are content, some communities are not and looking to grow, some that have a population of 1 or 2,000 people are not looking to turn into business machines. Sure they have business, stores, doctors, etc. Which is why the state should be judged overall for being business friendly, find the weak spots and work with them, without telling a small community to triple the business they do. LePage makes everything sound good, but when he puts it into action many have to scratch their head on the purpose of this. He needs to step back and say “What makes Maine business friendly” and work with the communities that need growth, not every town with or without this program will ever be considered business friendly, a couple years form now we are not even see a quarter of the towns in this state on the program which one will ask “What was the point of this again? To make Maine more business friendly and show we are open for business because we have it?” I can return a bottle to the redemption center, get my nickle and that can be called business too.

    • Anonymous

      I prefer democratic socialism to national socialism.

  • Anonymous

    Good Gawd

    did anyone over at the Blaine House think about how the people in all the other towns would react to essentially being called “business ambivalent”?

    • Anonymous

      Would they prefer to be called out as ‘unable to handle the truth”?

      Get a grip! Reality includes a whole lotta people who simply don’t like the concept of any business upsetting their government apple cart and will go to any lengths to hire lawyers to prevent other people from using their Freedoms.   

  • Anonymous

    It is funny reading all of these comments here from the Dumbocrats, Far Left Wingnuts and Socialists about how this is all LePages fault.  Before this past election you had forty years of  a Dumbocratic led Senate and House whose sole mantra was to spend Maine into oblivian.  And when Republicans finally take control suddenly after 40 years of Dumbocratic failure it is all LePages fault.

    • Superuser23

      LePage is continuing to do a good job driving the state in the ground, guess he should be a Democrat or a Far Wing Left Nut because I don’t see anything he has done to “clean up 40 years of mess” He is spending money on taking murals down, putting up open for business signs, running his Print Shop for Windows 3.1 software to give these towns a certificate. He just has a different way of spending money and spending Maine into oblivion.

    • Anonymous

      “socialists, socialists, socialists…bla bla bla…”  That’s all it is.  Bla bla bla worthless and numb-headed parotting from the TeaRadical balcony.  YOU are a “socialist” as much as anyone.  You adore your public services of all kinds from US mail, to roads and bridges, to public safety, to public schools and school programs of all kinds, to public parks and facilities of all sizes, and you are especially in love with the ULTRASOCIALIST MILITARY, and the SOCIALIST subsidized oil companies and many other companies, and of course you would NEVER refuse your Medicare and Social Security.  So enough of the gaseous LIES and HYPOCRISY about “socialism.”  Right wingers are the biggest “socialists” of all.  And also the most UNPATRIOTIC JOB KILLERS and UNCHRISTIAN WAR AND HATE MONGERS imaginable.  And come November, your sad litte TEAGOOFY party is coming to a screeching halt in this state.  Mainers have had enough of the TeaRadical LUNACY, especially that from the GAS BAG IN CHIEF LEBUFFOON.

  • Anonymous

    Obama kills jobs, increases taxes, slaps you upside the head if you challenge him.  LePage has been trying to lower our taxes, get people back to work and all you people can do is complain.  Obama wants people dependent on the government, LePage is reducing that dependency on government and still you complain. I’m sure glad I’m not a politician because I would tell you all where to go!

    • Anonymous

      You are not reality based.

  • Anonymous

    Five more than we had under the dems anti business regime.

  • Anonymous

    How does a community get on this distinguished list? Open a Marden’s? Approve a new super ChinaMart and foster the spread of more “public assistance” wages? Accept everything Poor Paul says as fact, without question?

    • Anonymous

      Pretty much 

  • Anonymous

    Ellsworth didn’t make the cut. They collect the 7th most sales tax in the state. Must me doing something right. 

  • Anonymous

    Just wondering…Does business-friendly translate to a poor and desperate workforce that can be exploited?

    • Anonymous

      Precisely. That’s the aim of the entire Republican leadership. And they’ve got millions of working people who are advocating for their own destruction. 

  • Anonymous

    Just what is he smiling about at the Blaine house ceremony?  Looks quite sinister to me.  A person can learn alot by just observing.

    • Anonymous

      this is where he made his firsts move to reverse the business climate in Maine to one that appreciates those who build or run businesses…nothing you need to know…

      • Anonymous

        He is reaching..  all lip service…. keep drinking the koolaid.

        • Anonymous

          along with the 80% who DIDNT want a democrat in Maine…gulp,gulp,gulp,gulp…..

          • Anonymous

            And 61% of them sure didn’t want him!!!

          • Anonymous

            80% wanted something closer to republican or conservative policies…..i think that was the point…

  • Anonymous

    “Business Experts” left over drones from the Baldacci & King administration.

    Let’s not forget the years of mismanagement and waste that LePage had to walk into. Paul has done a considerable house cleaning since he got into office and was very instrumental in the return of operations to the East Millinocket & Millinocket mills— a task that the past two governor’s couldn’t be bothered with and a subject (economics) that Michaud has no knowledge of.

    Maine is in recovery, and business is returning…!

  • Anonymous

    This program is no more than a shame.  It is designed to try to show some proactive business attraction effort.  It does nothing to aid the state, the towns who jump through the hoops to get certifed, or the business community. Governor LePlump has done more in two years than the past three Governors to damage Maine, its national image and it future.  What a farce.

  • Anonymous

    Kiss of death for those poor cities (1 town)

    • Anonymous

      They should be labeled ‘government -friendly”?

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