Letter: Mitchell will be good for business
There has never been a government plan that couldn’t stand improving. They always start well and then something is added on, and another item is attached and before long, what started as a workable plan is muddled and working inefficiently Clearly, Maine’s support for businesses needs to be streamlined.
Libby Mitchell will establish the Office of Business Advocates so that with one phone call businesses can have a single point of entry and will be assisted as they interact with state agencies.
As governor, she will merge the Department of Economic and Community Development with the State Planning Office into the Governor’s Office of Strategic Initiatives and Job Creation. This will be at the heart of the executive branch and be responsible for long-term economic development.
Libby Mitchell knows that government should not be in the business of business, but should be the one encouraging private investment and the growth of new businesses, the support of the long-enduring ones and job creation. As governor, she will have the job that will permit her to put her ideas into action.