AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage says a new team has been assembled to improve the state’s business climate and help Maine businesses survive and grow.

The governor’s newly formed team of account executives is now up and running in the Department of Economic and Community Development.

Commissioner George Gervais says the team of business experts with diverse backgrounds will serve as a single resource to guide businesses through the maze of state government and help them through the process of opening, expanding or relocating.

He says the account executives will make all the necessary contacts, develop the right teams and bring together the appropriate experts so business owners can focus on running their business.