MWII releases Essential Wind Industry and Job Information Reports

The Maine Wind Industry Initiative (MWII) and The Maine Composites Alliance (MCA) had the honor to present the results of two wind industry studies to Governor John Baldacci and key administration leaders.

 

Click Here to see a the report summaries:


This last fall MWII/MCA commissioned the two studies better understand our states needs and to set goals for establishing a full wind industry sector in our great state: Employment Opportunities and Requirements; Wind Development Training In Maine. The information provided by these studies illustrate important patterns in the relationship between supply chain and job creation; will help us establish expectations for job growth in this sector, and catalog the available training in Maine that may prepare the workforce for this growth. Some key findings include:


  • Building the manufacturing supply chain is essential to capturing the full potential of job creation

  • The state must prepare to export services and goods beyond the Maine borders to build and sustain manufacturing

  • Maine already has a strong base of training and educational resources that can be utilized by this sector

  • The State needs to build from existing programs and leverage these resources through effective collaboration between institutes and industry members.

These studies were made possible through support from Maine's North Star Alliance and The Maine Technology Institute. Research was conducted by Main(e) International Consulting LLC, and On Point Research in cooperation with Drapeau Research Services, LLC and Katherine Sasser, MLS.