Shawn Moody on Corporations
Address red tape; focus on recruiting businesses
GROWING OUR ECONOMY. Structure a Governor's Initiative on Regulatory Reform with existing staff to address red tape. Conduct entry and exit interviews with businesses both moving to Maine and those
leaving so we can address what is working well with, and what is inhibiting, job and economic growth. Focus on recruiting, and retaining, businesses which pay strong, competitive wages.
Source: 2018 Maine Gubernatorial race website ShawnMoody.com
, Sep 1, 2018
Run the state like I've run my business
Republican Shawn Moody said his life story informs not only who he is but how he will govern. He called himself "a local, homegrown individual who found his passion early in life."
He worked in a vehicle repair shop as a young teenager, starting his
own business at 18. Moody's Collision Centers today has 11 locations and more than 200 employees. The business has received environmental and business excellence awards from the state of Maine.
In 2003, he began an employee stock ownership plan
(ESOP), so that his employees have an ownership stake in the business. He said someone came up to him at one point and said, 'Why can't we run the state as an ESOP?' I thought that was a great question. And you know, look at how divided we are.
How are we going to go forward? There's so much division today."
Moody has pledge to end "red tape" that in his view hinders business and said he believes government should work with businesses and manufacturers in order to provide job growth.
Source: Foster's Daily Democrat on 2018 Maine gubernatorial race
, Aug 3, 2018
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