MEREDA is pleased to announce that Maine’s Economist, Amanda Rector, will address the membership and kick off our Fall Morning Menu Breakfast Series! 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. She joined Maine state government in 2004 and has served as State Economist since 2011. She earned a BA in Economics from Wellesley College and a Master’s in Public Policy and Management from the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine. Amanda holds membership on the State of Maine’s Revenue Forecasting Committee, the advisory board for the New England Public Policy Center at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and the Board of Visitors at the Muskie School of Public Service. She also serves as the Governor’s liaison to the U.S. Census Bureau. Amanda will provide an update on recent economic and demographic trends in Maine and the outlook heading into the fall. Join us on September 14th and learn about what’s been happening around the state with migration, workforce and employment, income, inflation, and more. Don’t forget, this breakfast will now run from 8:30 – 10:00 AM in an effort to accommodate those working around childcare and bus drop offs and pick-ups. This event is sponsored by Norway Savings Bank.