Maine Center for Business and Economic Research

Colgan Discusses Maine's Economic Outlook on MPBN

Charlie Colgan

Maine's short-term economic outlook is for slow growth over the next year or two. Beyond that, economist Charlie Colgan, of the University of Southern Maine's Muskie School of Public Service and Associate Director of the Maine Center for Business and Economic Research, says it will depend on finding replacements for baby boomers in the workplace. Colgan, who recently released his annual economic forecast for the state, spoke with MPBN Morning Edition host Irwin Gratz.

Listen to the five-minute interview at MPBN.

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