#35 Maine


4.63 out of 10 in Taxation and Regulation

5.33 out of 10 in Workforce Quality

5.78 out of 10 in Living Environment

Right to Work?


State Profile

More than 8,000 jobs have been created in Maine since 2011, including jobs from the economic development initiatives that Gov. Paul LePage’s administration has established. Additionally, companies have invested nearly $400M in capital to grow their operations in the Pine Tree State.

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

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

“Vermont and Maine: Business conditions continue to degrade, as does infrastructure and public education. Quality of worker education upon entry to the job market is abhorrent.”

Current Developments

2017 Regional Report: Northeast

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