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What do you get when you put together Yankee ingenuity, an uncompromising work ethic, world-class educational and research facilities in a prime location less than a day’s travel to Boston, New York, and Montreal? That would be the state of Maine, with its stunning natural resources, business-friendly welcome, and small cities and towns boasting a quality of life long recognized by the media.

Get the facts and learn more about Maine’s unbeatable locationworkforce and training programsinfrastructureinnovation and R&D, and quality of life.

Considering investing in Maine? You can find a complete overview of the state’s business resources, incentives and programs, key sectors, and other important information at

Did you know that Maine has...

  • Competitive labor costs 6% less than the national per capita rate and the lowest in New England.
  • The lowest tax burden on new investment in the United States. (Source: April 2011 Ernst & Young COST Report).
  • State-funded workforce training programs and Community Development Block Grant programs for infrastructure development.
  • A world-class higher learning institution in The University of Maine system - ranked among the top colleges for 8 consecutive years by Princeton Review and Fiske Guides.
  • Three commercial deepwater ports and an intermodal Rail Facility with Free Trade Zone.
  • Five thousand five hundred miles of coastline, 2nd only to Alaska in the US and a quality of life ranked best in the nation by London-based Foreign Direct Investment Magazine, a Financial Times publication.
  • A 22.7% clean energy/green job growth from 1998 to 2007 compared to the national average of 9.1%.
  • A growing reputation as “…a place in America where tax cutting to promote growth and attract jobs is back in fashion." The Wall Street Journal, (June, 24, 2009).
  • “America’s most livable city”—Portland—according to

Why Maine?

“The Maine workforce is unique in its strong work ethic and has been a significant part of the company’s strategic vision over the years. Our Maine plant has some of the best productivity levels and quality controls out of all of our multinational operations.”

- Ciaran Lynch, Chairman and CEO, Textech Industries National Semiconductor