If you’re wondering how the candidates for Governor stack up on issues important to Maine’s innovation economy, we recommend you read through this survey conducted by Maine Startup Insider: The 2018 gubernatorial candidates on fostering innovation, R&D spending, non-competes, the Seed Capital Tax Credit, and more.
With permission from Maine Startup Insider:
As the candidates for Maine’s Blaine House attend debates and continue to highlight their policy positions in the final run up to election day, they’re more often than not addressing big-picture issues such as economic development, healthcare, the state’s opioid epidemic, etc. Rarely are they opining on issues of specific interest to Maine’s startup community.
Maine Startups Insider prepared a survey that included questions of interest to the startup community (many crowdsourced from MSI subscribers) and sent it to the four main gubernatorial candidates: Janet Mills (D), the state’s attorney general; Shawn Moody (R), a Gorham businessman; Terry Hayes (I), the state treasurer; and Alan Caron (I), a Freeport businessman and consultant. Each candidate agreed to participate.
To view the survey results and continue reading click here