Conducting an assessment of Statewide Comprehensive Economic Development Evaluation
Working in partnership with EntreWorks, the RUPRI Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, and PolicyOne Research, the Council for Community & Economic Research (C2ER) and the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) provided analytic support for the state’s on-going comprehensive economic development evaluation.
The research project focused on examining a wide array of Maine’s policies and programs in economic development, entrepreneurship, and business and tax incentives. C2ER and CREC also led efforts to benchmark Maine with several states and Canadian provinces as well as analyzing the results of a survey of business assistance recipients.
About the Client
Maine Department of Economic and Community Development
The Maine Department of Economic and Community Development’s role positions the state for economic growth, including supporting businesses and communities. It also works to help attract businesses and visitors to the state.