Economic and Fiscal Impacts of a Proposted LNG Facility in Robbinston, Maine. REP Staff Paper #556

Demographic and Economic Characteristics of Washington County, Maine. 1970-1996

Washington County, Maine is a county of contradictions and uniqueness. It has the highest unemployment rate in Maine, yet the population is not falling. Its agricultural economy has expanded while agriculture has been declining in all other Maine counties. This report examines Washington County’s changing demographics and economic structure between 1970 and 1996. This twenty-six […]

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Maine’s Creative Economy. Connecting Creativity, Commerce & Community

The report was produced in partnership with the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center (MCSPC), an independent center at the University of Maine dedicated to improving the quality of public dialogue on key issues of the day through research and outreach. It builds upon prior research and analysis conducted by the Edmund S. Muskie School of […]

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Maine’s Creative Economy. Connecting Creativity, Commerce & Community

The report was produced in partnership with the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center (MCSPC), an independent center at the University of Maine dedicated to improving the quality of public dialogue on key issues of the day through research and outreach. It builds upon prior research and analysis conducted by the Edmund S. Muskie School of […]

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Conference Executive Summary. Regionalism and “The County”-Connecting Services

This report summarizes Northern Maine Development Commission’s regional summit: Regionalism and “The County” – Connecting Services. This important and timely conference explored examples and challenges of building municipal cooperation in areas such as road maintenance, public safety, waste disposal, and sustained citizen engagement in regional governance. Regionalism12-04 (PDF)

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Background Report on College Affordability in Maine

The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education gave Maine an “F” grade for affordability of higher education in both Measuring Up 2000 and Measuring Up 2002. In the 2000 report, Maine’s affordability score (54 on a 100-point scale) was 3rd worst in the nation (ahead of RI and NH). In the 2002 report, […]

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An Overview of the Demographic and Economic Conditions in Maine: A background for workforce and tax policy considerations

This report provides an overview of selected social and economic topics in Maine as the backdrop for companion studies that examine two important and inter-related issues: workforce development and tax policy. Without addressing these issues directly, this report focuses on demographic and economic trends in Maine. Specific emphasis is given to population changes in Maine, […]

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