Changes in the national and international economies have forced Maine and other states to reexamine their approaches to economic development. No longer are the traditional approaches useful in the context of a global economy. Maine's present and future economic growth requires that the state respond to the realities of this new economic landscape. In this article, Steven Ballard, Stephanie Seguino and Charles Colgan put forth their thoughts and conclusions on the strategies and opportunities upon which Maine's economic development efforts should focus.

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