AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul R. LePage on Wednesday welcomed Diane Jackson of Oxford to his team of business account executives within the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development.
“Diane is a terrific addition to our team,” said Gov. LePage, in a press release. “She has owned and operated a small business in Maine, and she clearly understands the unique challenges such enterprises face. She will be able to use that knowledge to help Maine’s private sector grow revenue and jobs and will further strengthen our continuous efforts to make Maine more competitive and business friendly.”
Jackson and her husband, Caldie, owned Breezy Hill Reproduction Country Furniture for 22 years. The company designed and manufactured reproduction furniture for wholesale distribution in the U.S. and internationally. Most recently, Jackson served as director of special projects for a Lewiston-based marketing group.
“I can appreciate the day-to-day struggles and the ups and downs of owning a small business,” said Diane Jackson, in the press release. “I am extremely excited about the opportunity to help other Maine business owners by serving as their liaison to state government and trusted resource to help guide them along the journey to prosperity.”
The Oxford resident joins an already well-established and well-connected team of account executives within DECD. “I am confident Diane will hit the ground running and be a tremendous asset to our business development efforts,” said DECD Commissioner George Gervais, in the press release.
Governor account executives are the primary point of contact for businesses looking to start up, expand, or relocate to Maine. The team helps businesses access various programs and incentives aimed at boosting Maine’s economy and generating prosperity for Maine people.
Each business account executive is assigned a particular geographical region. Diane Jackson will cover Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford Counties. Other members of the Team include: Brian Mulligan, Hancock, Piscataquis, Somerset, Kennebec and Washington counties; Jaimie Logan, Knox, Lincoln, Penobscot, Sagadahoc and Waldo counties; Brian Doyle, York, Cumberland and Aroostook counties; and Rosaire Pelletier, forest products liaison.