Reports and Publications

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Research and Development

2014 Comprehensive Evaluation of State Investments

Maine Comprehensive Econ Dev Evaluation (PDF 3.6MB)
Maine Comprehensive R&D Evaluation (2.5MB)

2010 Science and Technology Action Plan

The final draft of the 2010 science and technology action plan for maine.

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Maine Comprehensive Research and Development Evaluation

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Maine Comprehensive R & D Evaluation

Maine Comprehensive R & D Evaluation 2010 Final Download (PDF)

Maine Innovation Index 2011 Download (PDF)

2010-11 R & D Case Study Download (PDF)

Maine Comprehensive R & D Evaluation

Maine Comprehensive R & D Evaluation 2011 Final Download (PDF)

Maine Innovation Index 2012 Download

Maine R&D Case Study 2012

Annual Reports

DECD's 2009 Annual Report

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DECD's 2008 Annual Report

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DECD's 2010 Annual Report

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DECD's 2007 Annual Highlights

A yearly publication from the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development.

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DECD Accomplishments FY10

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DECD Accomplishments FY09

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2008 Comprehensive Economic Development Evaluation

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Technology Sectors and Clusters

Cluster Report - Full - Final 040908

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Executive summary

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Full Report

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Press Release: Cluster Report

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Report Introduction

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Department Policies

DECD Domestic Violence Policy (PDF 906KB)


Maine Film Office Research on Visual-Media Industry in Maine

A recently compiled research report commissioned by Maine DECD and the Maine Film Office concludes that Maine’s Visual-Media industry brings hundreds of millions of dollars to Maine and is a significant force in Maine's Creative Economy. But researchers also recommended that Maine adopt better financial incentives to help the industry grow.

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Innovation Index Tracks Maine's Gains

A recently compiled research report commissioned by the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) concludes that Maine has made significant steps to enhance its technology-based economy.

Among the major findings in the Maine Innovation Index 2004 is that Maine's investments in research and development have increased 30-fold in the last decade. The bulk of the investments went to the biomedical research fund, Maine Technology Institute, the Marine Fund and the university system.

Executive Summary (PDF, 9 Pages)

Full Document (PDF, 70 Pages)

The Maine Office of Tourism's 2008 Strategic Five-Year Plan

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2010 Governor's Nature-Based Tourism Task Force Report

Governor's Report on Maine’s Nature-based Tourism Initiative (PDF, 22 megabytes)

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Maine Economic Development Guide

2015 Maine Economic Development Guide (PDF 39MB)
2014 Maine Economic Development Guide (PDF 37MB)