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.

U.S. Chamber Doesn't Represent Maine Businesses

  • Posted on: 26 July 2012
  • By: admin

Attack Ads in Senate Race Just the Beginning

The Maine Small Business Coalition today objected to the first attack ads launched by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in a Maine 2012 election campaign.

"The U.S. Chamber does not speak for Maine businesses and they don't care about our economy," said Maine Small Business Coalition director Kevin Simowitz. "The Chamber is an interest group for large out-of-state and multinational corporations, especially health insurance companies."

Create Opportunities for Small Businesses and Farmers

  • Posted on: 18 November 2011
  • By: admin

It’s time to turn around the years of government subsidies aimed at growing big factory farms, and re-invest in small agricultural businesses that are the key to creating jobs and building a stronger economy.

This week, Chellie Pingree introduced the Local Farms, Food and Jobs Act to create opportunities for farmers and small businesses focused on agriculture to support local, family farmers in a way that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has failed to do in the past.