What’s next for Maine, Portland?

“We’re watching for how the recovery from the pandemic recession has us landing in Maine: Is it equal? Are there divides in geography, population groups, such as race, income, education levels? In previous recessions, we’ve seen that recoveries often do not arise at the same speed or scale for everybody all at once,” Moretto, whose research and policy organization is dedicated to improving the economic well-being of low- and moderate-income Mainers.

He noted that recovery from COVID-19 is coming faster for white men than people of color, and during the Great Recession, Maine took far longer to recover than other states.

Click here to read the full story, first published November 18, 2020, in the Portland Phoenix.