Our Mission

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.

Sign on: Small businesses support the Raise the Wage Act

  • Posted on: 13 November 2019
  • By: admin

In July the House of Representatives—including Rep. Chellie Pingree and Rep. Jared Golden—voted for the Raise the Wage Act, which would gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2024. However, it still awaits a vote in the Senate and Senators Angus King and Susan Collins have not yet said if they will support it.

Show our senators that small business owners support a living wage for all Americans. Sign on as a public supporter of the Raise the Wage Act today:

Sign on: Restore overtime protections for Mainers!

  • Posted on: 30 October 2019
  • By: admin

The Trump administration just announced they’re rolling back Obama-era rules expanding overtime protections and denying thousands of Mainers the right to be compensated for their work.

The good news is that Maine legislators have a chance to fight back and pass a bill, LD 402, to put Obama’s overtime protections in place for more Maine workers. It’s their chance to stand against Trump and stand up for us.
 
Sign on to our open letter to lawmakers today and urge them to oppose Trump’s rollback of overtime protections and support LD 402:

Maine's Small Business Owners Endorse Prosperity Budget to Support State Economy

  • Posted on: 11 February 2019
  • By: admin

Today the Maine Small Business Coalition (MSBC) endorsed the Maine Center for Economic Policy's Prosperity Budget, an action plan for shared growth and opportunity.

The Prosperity Budget is a blueprint for investments in families, communities and the economy that will put Maine on an upward trajectory for years to come. Its proposals promote good schools, good jobs, health care, infrastructure - all of which support small business' ability to thrive.

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