Governor unveils sign proclaiming Maine is 'Open For Business'

1:09 PM, Mar 21, 2011   |    comments
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KITTERY, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Governor Paul LePage made good on a campaign pledge this morning, unveiling a sign along Interstate 95 that proclaims Maine is 'Open For Business.'

"While 'Open For Business' is symbolic in one sense, it is certainly a driving force for our administration," explained Governor LePage.

The sign, paid for by supporters and given to LePage as a gift during his campaign for the Blaine House, sits below a large and familiar sign near Exit 3 welcoming visitors to the state with the slogan, 'The Way Life Should Be.'

The Governor says the sign heralds his administration's commitment to work with business leaders and bring economic development opportunities to the state.

"We want to create new jobs and that is what that sign is all about," said the governor.  "We want to be open for business.  We want to sit down and negotiate with any job creator that wants to come to Maine and create good paying jobs."

The event was part of his second stop on his capital for a day tour through the state.  Governor LePage met with York County business leaders to hear directly from them what concerns and ideas they have to help move Maine forward.


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