20 on '20: 20 Maine Leaders Weigh In On What's Ahead for Maine's Economy for 2020


Mainebiz staff






12-14, 16-25


20 Maine leaders reflect on the question, "Where is Maine's economy headed?" Overall concerns include labor shortages, high costs of construction and health care, rising debt, and the 2020 elections. The leaders interviewed are: Ellen Belknap, principal and president of SMRT; Kevin Schneider, superintendent of Acadia National Park; JB Turner, president and general manager of Front Street Shipyard in Belfast; Steve Hewins, executive director of HospitalityME; Robert Russell, CEO of North East Mobile Health Services; Steve Tenney, CEO of Great Diamond Partners; David Libby, president and CEO of Town & Country Federal Credit Union; Jacqueline McGee, principal and director of design at Ealain Studio; Patrick Strauch, executive director of the Maine Forest Products Council; Tom and Kate Chappell, founders of Ramblers Way; David Daigler, Maine Community College System president; Andrew Silsby, president and CEO of Kennebec Savings Bank; Susan Vellgor, a certified financial planner at Cornerstone Financial Planning; Jon and Cindy Smith, president and vice-president of Great Falls Construction; Rob Snyder, president of the Island Institute; John Ryan, president of Wright-Ryan Construction; Kristan Porter, president of the Maine Lobstermen's Association; Terry Colby, professor of nursing at UMA; Bill Caron, CEO of MaineHealth; and developer Chip Newell.

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