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About Economics and Demographics Team
The Economics and Demographics Team conducts ongoing analysis of Maine's economy to inform planning and policy decisions made throughout the state. The team assists the Governor, Legislature, and other state agencies in monitoring the Maine economy, formulating and evaluating economic initiatives, analyzing policy alternatives, and pursuing sustainable economic growth. The team also staffs the Consensus Economic Forecasting Commission; serves as the State's official liaison to the Census Bureau; and operates the State Data Center, which provides access to data produced by the US Census Bureau.
Economics and Demographics Team Members:
Amanda Rector is the state economist. She conducts ongoing analysis of Maine's economy to inform planning and policy decisions, including performing special research projects undertaken with and for the Governor’s office, the Legislature and other state agencies. She also serves as the Governor’s liaison to the U. S. Census Bureau, is a member of the Revenue Forecasting Committee, and supports the director of the Office of Policy and Management on economic and tax policy issues affecting Maine. Amanda has a BA in Economics from Wellesley College and a Master's degree in Public Policy from the Muskie School of Public Service. She is originally from mid-coast Maine and now lives in Union.