We know how annoying it is to listen to someone boast all the time, but we can’t help ourselves. Forbes Magazine just posted the “Top 10: Best Cities for Young Professionals” and ranked our Portland as # 6, beating out Massachusetts’ Boston # 12. Portland Maine boasts the highest number of small businesses per capita of the cities screened.
This is very encouraging news especially, where so many of Maine’s graduates leave their beloved state to seek their careers elsewhere. The very same topic was the subject our last gubernatorial election. Once in office, our new governor proclaimed: “Maine. Open for Business,” much to the chagrin of many that preferred “Maine. The Way Life Should Be.”
I like to think of Portland as a mini Boston. It has everything you could want in a city, working waterfront, quaint shops, restaurants, pubs, micro breweries, museums, ball park, its own baseball and basketball teams, art district and so much more.
The problem with all of these accolades about our great state is that now everyone will want to move to Maine and it will no longer be considered just a vacation destination.
Heck, maybe we are open for business?