Click to read more about why Maine Small Business Coalition members support the citizen initiative to raise Maine's minimum wage in 2016.
As small business owners, we advocate for policies that promote responsible economic development, environmental stewardship, and investment in community. We are the backbone of Maine’s economy, and we help provide a political voice for Maine’s small business community. We believe that good economic policy works both for small business owners and the customers they serve.
From MSBC Director Will Ikard:
"I speak on behalf of hundreds of small business owners across the state when I say thank you to the Maine House of Representatives for supporting a clean vote on a real minimum wage increase. In November, Mainers will have a chance to vote on an initiative that will raise wages for 159,000 Mainers working hard jobs and struggling to get by and it will put more money into local economies, lifting all boats and helping small businesses compete. The action the Maine House took today was both morally right and economically vital."