Maine Shows Weak Economic Growth

AUGUSTA - According to the Maine Economic Growth Council's annual evaluation, there is cause for concern in the Pine Tree State.

Released yesterday, the report grades over two dozen focus areas to measure progress in the state.
This year's edition shows many more red flags than gold stars. Problem areas include state spending on research and development, health wellness and prevention, and the percentage of children and adults living in poverty. There are positives, however, in the area of eighth grade math scores, and state water quality.
To read the full report, go to Measures of Growth in Focus 2013.
Brittany Devane

Reporter/Sports Reporter
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Brittany joined the WVII/WFVX team in August 2012 and quickly found a home in the sports department, where she works as a reporter and weekend anchor. She is originally from Framingham, MA and graduated cum laude from Boston University with a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism.

She's also the station's sideline reporter and has appeared on nationally broadcast UMaine football games, along with NESCom-aided productions of Husson Eagles' football and basketball games.

Before coming to Maine, she spent the summer of 2012 in London, working as an Olympic Correspondent for GoLocal Worcester. Previously, she was also the Boston Bruins and Hockey East intern for NESN. Adding to her intern experience, she worked on the nightly news magazine show "Chronicle" for WCVB.

She's a huge hockey fan who can usually be found around the Alfond. If she's not there, check the local football field sidelines, or the Cross Insurance Center during basketball games!

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