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A look at how Maine's economy has been transitioning toward a more innovative and entrepreneurial future, and how the state can accelerate that process. Includes a history of Maine as an entrepreneurial state, the decline of the state's natural resource economy, today's challenges and trends and opportunities for the future. Concludes with a plan of action for Maine citizens, businesses and government to build a new prosperity in the state. Foreword by Senator Angus King. Contributions from noted Maine authors, researchers and leaders, including Colin Woodard, Steve Bromage, Catherine Renault, Don Gooding, Eloise Vitelli, George Smith, John Piotti, Jim Shaffer, Sue Inches, Ryan Neale, Fletcher Kittredge, Phil Coupe, Catherine Lee, Lucy Van Hook, Chuck Lawton and Kristina Egan.
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Alan Caron is a lifelong Mainer who grew up in Waterville, Maine in a family of mill workers and farmers. He has been a small business owner and social entrepreneur for most of his adult life, working on issues ranging from business development to neighborhood renewal, affordable housing, transportation, telecommunications and the environment. He has a weekly column in the Portland Press Herald, the Waterville Morning Sentinel and the Kennebec Journal. In 2010, he co-authored Reinventing Maine Government, which compared Maine government spending to other rural states around the country. It recommended that we bring spending into line with other national and rural state averages. Alan is the founder of Envision Maine, which is working to promote Maine’s next economy, driven by innovators and entrepreneurs. He is also the past President of GrowSmart Maine, where in 2006, he brought the Brookings Institution to Maine to produce a major report called Charting Maine’s Future: An Action Plan for Promoting Sustainable Prosperity and Quality Places. Alan now lives in Freeport, Maine, with his wife and son. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Management from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where he was the first student admitted to a mid-career Master’s level program without prior undergraduate credits. His interests include history, golf, gardening, sailing and flying.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Paperback. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2896451338