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Maine Development Foundation

The Maine Economic Growth Council’s vision is a high quality of life for all Maine people. Achieving this vision requires a vibrant and sustainable economy supported by vital communities and a healthy environment.

Economy indicators provide a high level perspective on factors affecting Maine businesses and Maine people. These include an educated workforce that is able to meet the current and future needs of Maine employers and create opportunities for themselves and others; costs that affect both our competitiveness as a state and the quality of life of Maine people; investment in the infrastructure that that supports our economy and access to new markets for our products and services.

  1. Research and Development Expenditures
  2. International Exports
  3. Broadband Connectivity
  4. Startup Activity
  5. Fourth Grade Reading Scores
  6. Eighth Grade Math Scores
  7. Postsecondary Educational Attainment
  8. Working Age Population
  9. Cost of Doing Business
  10. Cost of Health Care
  11. Cost of Energy
  12. State and Local Tax Burden
  13. Transportation Infrastructure

* The Measures of Growth 2018 Update was produced by Maine Development Foundation in lieu of the full regular, annual report. The data is the most reliable and current at the time of publication.


Click on the image to the right for a printable version of the full Measures of Growth2018Three circles
Update Packet which includes the one-page summary and PDFs of all 26 indicators.

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Measures of Growth 2018 Update

June 20th, 2018

Measures of Growth 2017

April 25th, 2017

Measures of Growth In Focus 2014

March 11th, 2014

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