PROPEL is a non-profit with a mission of making Maine an easier place to both run a business and thrive as a young professional. The PROPEL board works hard to accomplish this task by leveraging strategic partnerships within the Maine community to compliment the efforts of its entrepreneurial board members. The programs we develop are designed to make it easier for local businesses to hire and develop talent in addition to helping young professionals build careers in Maine.
Attract Talent to Maine: Help potential newcomers to the state understand Maine’s Live and Work movement; formal employee training programs to give Maine a competitive advantage in training employees; targeted cross-border marketing.
Professional Development: Help young employees grow in their careers through peer-to-peer feedback, real world experiential learning and formal training programs in partnership with a local college.
Referral, Knowledge & Social Networking: Help members build high quality networks quickly to make Maine sticky and leverage their out of state network to drawn new young professionals to Maine.