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$500,000 in Maine Jobs and Recovery Plan Awards to Attract and Support Remote Workers

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Governor Janet Mills today, April 26, announced that $500,000 in grants has been awarded through the Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan. The grants are to attract remote workers to Maine and help those already working remotely integrate into Maine communities.

During the pandemic, Maine was one of only 10 U.S. states to attract new residents and continues to outperform the national average in population growth, in part driven by those choosing to work remotely from Maine.

The Remote Worker Welcome Program aims to turn Maine’s influx of remote workers into a long-term economic opportunity by increasing the availability of communal offices known as co-working spaces. Grants were awarded to eleven recipients to stabilize co-working businesses disrupted by the pandemic or to create or expand new spaces.

Gov. Mills:

During the pandemic, thousands of people decided to move to Maine and bring their work with them. These grants from my Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan will create more workspace options for anyone who wants to make Maine their office and their home. My Administration will continue to work hard to keep Maine the best place to live, work, start a business, and raise a family.

These awards build on other Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan initiatives to support remote workers, including financial support to Maine’s libraries which also serve as critical remote work locations in many Maine communities.

A full list of today’s awardees can be found HERE.

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