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This report outline the cost in terms of public assistance the New England states must spend to subsidize low wage employment models.Year: 2016•State: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont•Type: Policy Brief or Report•Source: Ken Jacobs, Ian Perry, Jenifer MacGillvary, UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education•Policy: Economic Justice & Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Public Finance
The Maine Center for Economic Policy (MECEP) was retained by the Portland Independent Business and Community Alliance to collect and analyze data related to the economic impact of businesses in Portland, Maine. The primary purpose of the study was to quantify the impact of locally owned businesses compared to national chains on the local economy. MECEP's analysis found that in general every $100 spent at locally owned businesses generates an additional $58 in local impact. By comparison, $100 spent at a representative national chain store generates $33 in local impact. Stated differently, MECEP found that money spent at local businesses generates as much as a 76% greater return to the local economy than money spent at national chains. These findings are consistent with similar studies conducted in other states and can vary by business type.Year: 2011•State: Maine•Type: Policy Brief or Report•Source: Amar Patel, Garret Martin, Maine Center for Economic Policy, Portland Independent Business and Community Alliance, Mayors Innovation Project•Policy: Planning & Public Spaces, Public Finance, Economic Justice & Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Housing & Public Safety, Agriculture & Food, Health & Health Equity, Environment & Natural Resources, Children & Families
This model ordinance establishes a PACE program through which owners of qualifying property located in the PACE district who so choose to access financing for energy saving improvements to their property through PACE loans; and sets guidelines and regulations of PACE program administration.Year: 2010•State: Maine•Type: Model Law•Source: Efficiency Maine Trust•Policy: Planning & Public Spaces, Environment & Natural Resources, Public Finance, Energy
Portland, Maine Ranked Choice Voiting Ordinance for mayor, city council, board of public education.Year: 2010•State: Maine•Type: Ordinance•Source: City of Portland Code of Ordinances, FairVote•Policy: Democracy & Governance
This ordinance establishes the Creative Portland Development and Arts Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District, as a ten-year program, to provide annual seed financing to support Creative Portland\'s operations.Year: 2008•State: Maine•Type: Ordinance•Source: Portland City Council•Policy: Economic Justice & Civil Rights, Public Finance, Democracy & Governance, Planning & Public Spaces
An ordinance which establishes Creative Portland, a non-profit corporation created to support Portland\'s creative/arts economy by implementing, facilitating, and administering programs which enhance creative opportunities in Portland and support art and artists.Year: 2008•State: Maine•Type: Ordinance•Source: Portland City Council•Policy: Economic Justice & Civil Rights, Public Finance, Democracy & Governance, Planning & Public Spaces
The Jay Environmental Control and Improvement Ordinance is a comprehensive regulatory plan to protect and enhance the public health and environment of the Town of Jay and to prevent threats to health and the environment posed by the discharge of pollutants to air, water and land. The Ordinance prohibits certain activities that may adversely affect public health and the environment and regulates subdivisions, landfills, point source discharges into water and emissions of air contaminants through permits issued and enforced by the Planning Board. This edition contains ordinance amendments through the Twenty-Third Ordinance Amending the Jay Environmental Control and Improvement Ordinance, enacted April 27, 2009.Year: 1988•State: Maine•Type: Ordinance•Source: Town of Jay City Council•Policy: Planning & Public Spaces, Environment & Natural Resources, Health & Health Equity