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IMPACT, May 18, 2017 Edition

You will find the MAY 18, 2017, edition of the Maine State Chamber’s newsletter, IMPACT, posted online as a PDF file at our improved and enhanced website,

*   Maine State Chamber hosts Business Day at the Statehouse
*  Proposal seeks to limit types of businesses that qualify for tax increment financing
*  President’s Message: “Surtax threatens the state’s economic stability and predictability.”
*  Keep Maine Competitive: Encourage your Legislator to repeal the 3% surtax |
*  Governor’s Senior Economic Advisor John Butera nominated for labor commissioner vacancy
*  Legislative and business leaders convene at Leadership Summit II*  2017 Calendar of Upcoming Events |
*  MEMIC names Michael P. Bourque as next President/CEO
*  Purdue acquires Kaplan University, increasing access for millions
*  Maine Manufacturing Summit | Tuesday, June 6 | Franoc American Heritage Center, Lewiston |
*  Elanco opens autogenous poultry vaccine manufacturing facility in Winslow
*  Change in leadership at Maine International Trade Center announced
*  Maine continues ascent in 2017 U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index
*  Everyone knows it’s windy: The State of Wind Energy
*  Workplace Wellness: May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month
*  Meet the Maine State Chamber Team |
*  Legislative posters now available
*  2017 Regional Business Breakfast Meetings |
*  New Legislation of Interest: