NEW BRUNSWICK – Premier David Alward and Maine Governor Paul LePage have signed a cooperation agreement that identifies opportunities for collaboration in the areas of trade development, tourism, transportation, energy, culture and emergency preparedness.
“Our government is pleased to formalize our partnership with the State of Maine,” said Alward. “This agreement provides a framework for our province to continue working with the state, which creates economic opportunity and improves the quality of life on both sides of the border. This builds on our strong cooperation with existing initiatives already underway in the areas of tourism, energy and culture. These joint efforts are vital for social and economic growth in our regions.”
The province and state have a history of collaboration through an informal network of cross-border officials. The agreement signed today identifies several opportunities for collaboration and acts as a platform for future projects.
“We are pleased to continue our strong working relationship with New Brunswick,” said LePage. “We have a history of cooperating with each other and this agreement further strengthens our commitment to regional efforts that will create economic development, improve government efficiencies as well as promote tourism and commerce between our state and the province.”