2023 Cloudy Forecast






10-12; 14-22


The "'outlook' feature" for 2023. Twenty-one mini-articles check in with various members of Maine's business community for their opinions on the current state of their industry and a forecast for the coming year. Common themes are recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, the challenge of the labor shortage, and the potential for an economic recession. Featured are: Matt Lewis, president and CEO and HospitalityMaine; Kristan Porter, president of the Maine Lobstermen's Association; Kristine Logan, executive director of Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, Dava Davin, owner of Portside Real Estate Group; Joseph Malone, president of Malone Commercial Brokers; Larry Barker, president and CEO of Machias Savings Bank; Rebecca Hatfield, president and CEO of Avesta Housing; Leigh Saufley, dean of the University of Maine School of Law; Amanda Rector, Maine state economist; Rob Tod, founder of Allagash Brewing Company; Curtis Picard, president and CEO of the Retail Association of Maine; Amber Lamble, CEO of Maine Grains, inc.; Nancy Marshall, owner of Marshal Communications; David Green, president of Colby College; Matt Powell and George Trinovitch, owners of the Pentagoet Inn in Castine; Phil Coupe, cofounder of ReVision Energy; Andrew Butcher of the Maine Connectivity Authority; Andrew Marden, co-owner of Marden's Surplus and Salvage; John Reny, president of Renys department stores; Todd Mason, president and CEO of the Maine Credit Union League; and Alexander White, senior vice president of Waterstone Properties Group.

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