Fact Sheet

Demographics

Population 2012 1.3 million
State Capital Augusta
Largest City Portland
Land Area 33,215 sq miles/86027 sq km
Length of coastline 3,500 miles/ 5633 km
Lakes and ponds 6000
Forest 17 million acres/6.9 million hec (90% forest)
Location Northeast USA, bordering Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Quebec
Same day access to: Boston, New York, Montreal

Economy

GDP 2012 $53.7 billion
Per capita income 2012 $39,481
Annual Real GDP Growth 2012 0.5%
State budget, proposed 2014-2015 $6.3 billion
Exports Maine 2013 $2.7 billion
Imports via Maine 2013 $3.6 billion

Transportation

Interstate Highways 2
Deep water ports 3
International airports – scheduled service 2
Airports with customs service 10
Rail 1,400 miles/2253 km
International Rail Facility 1
Foreign Trade Zones 5

Key Sectors

Renewable Energy Life Sciences
Aerospace & Advanced Materials Information Technology
Food, Beverage & Agricultural Products Pulp, Paper & Wood Products
Marine Construction & Technology Environmental Technology
Hospitality & Tourism