#33 Maine


#41 in Taxation and Regulation

#32 in Workforce Quality

#43 in Living Environment

Right to Work?

Regional Profile – Northeast

STATE
OVERALL REGIONAL RANK
TAXATION & REGULATION REGIONAL RANK
WORKFORCE QUALITY REGIONAL RANK
LIVING ENVIRONMENT REGIONAL RANK
Connecticut
9
10
6
5
Delaware
11
11
3
2
Maine
3
5
5
9
Maryland
7
8
11
8
Massachusetts
8
9
1
6
New Hampshire
2
2
2
1
New Jersey
10
6
9
11
New York
11
11
8
10
Pennsylvania
4
3
4
4
Rhode Island
6
7
7
7
Vermont
5
4
10
3

Key Industries

Agriculture; Biotech; Composites & Advanced Materials; Environmental Tech; Forestry; I.T.; Marine Tech; Precision Manufacturing

Key Companies

Bath Ironworks

Camden National

Circle K

L.L. Bean

Lowe’s

Pratt & Whitney

Rite Aid

Advantages

Boothbay’s Botanical Gardens are driving increased tourism in the state. Last year, more than 150,000 people visited, compared with 40,000 when the Gardens opened. Continued expansion is planned, with room for another 400 to 500 cars.

Sales of single-family homes jumped 14.63% in March from March 2015, and value of homes in the state has risen by 7.35% to a median sales price of $182,500.

Challenges

Maine is still challenged by the loss of its paper mill business in eight communities.

Maine’s crumbling transportation infrastructure, anemic investment in research and development, and academic performance continue to hinder the state’s economic growth prospects, according to a new report.

Key Contacts

Dept. of Economic and Community Development

Denise Garland, Deputy Commissioner
207- 624-9800
59 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0059

Denise.Garland@maine.gov
http://www.maine.gov/decd/index.shtml

CEO Comments

“Maine is a close second to … Vermont, [which we find] to be very flexible with companies in our field of business. They are better than the other New England states.”

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