Embracing Automation

Keith McBride on February 22, 2018 in Demographics, Ec. Dev. Challenges, Workforce Development

Last year, the Pew Research Center reported that while most Americans are aware that manufacturing employment has decreased dramatically since 2000, most were unaware that American manufacturing output has increased significantly over that same time period. The changing job market is a major issue for economic development nationwide, but even…


Why Maine Needs Millennials

Keith McBride on June 21, 2016 in Demographics, Entrepreneurship, Workforce Development

I teach my kids not to say they “hate” things, and I try to set a good example. As a result, I try not to say it, either.  But, since I don’t think my 4 year-old and 6 year-old read this blog, I’m going to go ahead and break my…