It's not enough to simply try and recruit companies to Maine. Our state government and non-profits have attempted that for years with poor results. Our next Governor must address the root causes of our inability to successfully compete with other states for good jobs. We must reduce the cost and complexity of doing business in Maine. As a business owner and manager with real-world economic and financial experience, I know how to do that. Here's my 10-point plan.
1. Create a Positive Attitude Toward Business Development and Jobs.
2. Carefully Reduce State Spending to National Averages or Less.
3. Lower Taxes to National Averages or Less.
4. Audit State Programs, Departments, and Agencies to Improve Efficiencies.
5. Promote Competition Among Health Care Insurance Companies to Lower Premium Costs.
6. Improve Education System to Better Prepare Students for College and Beyond.
7. Simplify Business Regulations to Create New Jobs.
8. Complete Infrastructure to Enhance Our Quality of Life.
9. Aggresively Pursue Strategies to Lower Energy Costs.
10. Protect Our Environment while Promoting Job Creation.
1. More Money in Hands of Struggling Families.
2. More, Better Paying Jobs.
3. Higher Standard of Living.
4. Improved Quality of Life.
5. Better Opportunities So Young Workers Can Stay in Maine.