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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 5, 2011

For more information please contact:
Muriel Mosher
Tel: 207-623-0680
murielm@timewisems.com

Michaud Seeks Input from Maine Manufacturers
Encourages them to take online survey on why they chose to “make it in Maine”

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Mike Michaud is encouraging Maine manufacturers to provide him input through an online survey he created to find out why businesses chose to make their product in Maine and what type of federal policy changes are needed to help them succeed. The survey can be found by visiting Michaud’s website (Michaud.house.gov) or directly here. The results of the anonymous survey will be compiled into a report and shared publically.

“The feedback from this survey will help me communicate to my colleagues in Congress what challenges our manufacturers face and what makes them decide to keep their production here in our country,” said Michaud. “I hope to use this information to craft legislation and weigh in with the Administration on policies that will help the companies who have already chosen to make their product in Maine and incentivize more manufacturers to do so.”

Michaud has been touring manufacturers in Maine over the last few months and is planning to kick off a multi-day tour later in August, where he’ll tour manufacturers from the Auburn area to Aroostook County to hear firsthand from workers, managers, and business owners. He plans to take the feedback from the survey and the tour back to Washington to advocate policy changes that will allow Maine businesses to continue “making it in Maine.”



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