Maine Economic Growth Council
The Maine Economic Growth Council was established in 1993 by statute (MRSA Title 10, Chapter 107, § 915-929C) and was charged with developing a long-range economic plan for the state. This plan included goal setting, measurable outcomes, and benchmarks. The Council is comprised of 19 members who are jointly appointed by the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House.
The Council’s vision is: A high quality of life for all Maine people. The Council believes that in order to achieve that vision, Maine must have:
- A vibrant and sustainable economy
- Vital communities
- A healthy environment
The Council is permanent and non-partisan. Members serve staggered three-year terms and represent diverse stakeholder interests in the economy: business people, educators, labor leaders, state legislators, and community and environmental interests. As mandated in the legislation, the Council is staffed by the Maine Development Foundation. The work is paid for by legislative appropriations in addition to significant contributions from MDF.