Maine’s not on the Business Map

Jacques and I headed down to Boston yesterday to attend the Annual Venture Capital Gathering and Holiday Party at the Boston Harbor Hotel, co-sponsored by my former colleagues at Goodwin Procter along with PwC and Globespan Capital Partners.  Before the party we caught up with a variety of folks including our contacts at one of the largest financial services companies in the country.  As they ran us through a presentation describing their services, we were dismayed (in a sadly amusing kind of way) to find that their USA map doesn’t even include Maine.  It looks like Forbes ranking us last on their “Best States for Business” list has some merit.  But we’re doing everything that we can at Opus to put Maine back on the business map.