The Maine Economic Research Institute's (MERI) mission is to improve Maine's business environment by providing objective information to enhance economic policy making and through improved public policy. MERI is an independent, private, not-for-profit corporation governed by a board of directors who are business owners, CEOs, and senior staff representing a diverse group of Maine companies. MERI’s Board and staff are focused on creating a healthy Maine economy, strong businesses, and quality jobs.
MERI is the only researched-based business organization tasked with the specific purpose of holding legislators accountable for the bills they consider, and for how they vote. MERI looks at the bad bills, as well as the good, to provide an accurate assessment of each lawmaker’s voting record. Based on that record, each representative and senator receives a rating that tells you whether they supported Maine business – or not. The MERI Watch List is the first step in letting legislators know that employers are paying attention.
MERI’s ratings are published in our Roll Call and are the only objective rating system based on how policy in Augusta impacts our economy. MERI is now affiliated with 11 statewide business associations to help distribute the Roll Call publication.
Contact Simon West (firstname.lastname@example.org; 623-4568, ext. 117) for current MERI subscriber information.