Build & Grow Relationships

The best policies are based on data-driven research, using engaged, diverse stakeholders and by fostering thought that motivates people to think regionally. It is a process that CREC has done successfully since 2009, and it has helped expand our client base and grow communities. Clients vary from single municipalities and private-sector firms:

• Cities • Think tanks
• States • National organizations

Client Profile

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.
The organization is made up of more than two dozen experts whose broad mission is to help communities and businesses prosper through a variety of programs providing everything from targeted tax relief to community block grants to tourism marketing.

Website: http://www.maine.gov/decd/

Project Catalogue

Conducting an assessment of Statewide Comprehensive Economic Development Evaluation
Start Date: Jan 1970 — End Date: Jan 1970

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 […]