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how the roadmap
will be developed


The planning effort for The Roadmap will include extensive outreach to stakeholders as well as data collection and global benchmarking. This work is intended to complement related past and present planning efforts in the state, with a singular focus on the outdoor recreation industry. Just as expansive as Maine’s natural beauty is the state’s wide array of voices. We want to hear from all of them.


Roadmap timeline

A summary of activities and expected timeline is below.

Nov. 2023

Initial economic data gathering beings

Nov. – Dec. 2023

Steering Committee formed

Nov. – Apr. 2024

Stakeholder listening sessions and focus groups including at the Maine Outdoor Economy Summit Nov. 29 – Dec. 1

May 2024

Draft Roadmap completed

Summer – fall 2024

Gather and incorporate feedback on draft Roadmap

Fall 2024

Launch and begin implementation

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project updates

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Project Updates

We've conducted robust engagement with Mainers across the state. This community input will shape the Roadmap’s strategies and recommendations. 

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Project Updates

Build Sessions are facilitated, action-oriented workshops that will help us build ideas into concrete strategies to support the Roadmap. We will host six virtual build sessions on specific topics that have emerged through our data analysis and interviews.

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Project Updates

We officially kicked off the Roadmap at the second annual Maine Outdoor Economy Summit in Rockland, Maine on November 29, 2023. The launch focused on engaging individuals across the industry in a variety of ways — through interviews, visioning sessions, and surveys.

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The effects of Maine’s outdoor economy are far-reaching.

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