MAINEBIZ: Infrastructure study eyes S. Maine for ‘home-shoring’ As originally appearing in MaineBiz
A study commissioned by the New England Council released Tuesday looks at infrastructure planning across the region, citing Southern Maine as a prime location for “home-shoring.”
That concept — a play on “off-shoring” — is one of many proposed for the region in the study authored by consultants at Deloitte.
Along with the southern portion of the state, the study identified the I-91 corridor through New Hampshire and Massachusetts and Rhode Island’s Blackstone Valley Corridor as potential locations for manufacturing and distribution facilities as part of a regional economic strategy.
The study also cites the 80% of Maine homes heated with oil in making a case for regional investments in natural gas transmission. The study also ranks Maine as the lowest percentage producer of renewable energy in New England, by 2011 figures.
Recently from the Blog
Dean College President Rooney Honored by Indiana Univeristy