LA Metro Chamber October 14th VIRTUAL Breakfast ~ Trends in Demographics and the Economy
Join us for a compelling look at our regional economy through the lens of our demographics. Education, income, age and more all influence our spending, workforce, and local economy. Maine State Economist Amanda Rector will lead us through an exploration of recent trends in demographics and the economies of Maine and the LA Metro region, including a look at Census 2020 data.
Presenter: Amanda Rector, Maine State Economist Amanda Rector is the State Economist for Maine. In this capacity, she conducts ongoing analysis of Maine's economic and demographic conditions to help inform policy decisions. Amanda is a member of the State of Maine’s Revenue Forecasting Committee and serves as the Governor’s liaison to the U.S. Census Bureau. She started working for the state in 2004 and has been State Economist since 2011. She earned a BA in Economics from Wellesley College and a Master's degree in Public Policy and Management from the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine. Amanda serves on the advisory board for the New England Public Policy Center at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and is a member of the Board of Visitors at the Muskie School of Public Service. Amanda is originally from mid-coast Maine and now lives in Union with her family.