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Why Maine?

Discover why Maine is one of the

best places to Live and Work

Maine by the Numbers

Don't just take our word for it! The links below give 8 great reasons to call Maine home, sweet home.

1st state with highest percentage of “A-grade” hospitals

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2nd Best state to live in

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3rd highest state rate of adults with high school education or better

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4th best state for military retirees

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5th safest state to live in

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6th best state for women

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7th best state to have a baby

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8th highest state in high school rankings

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The Maine Lifestyle

The pace of life is a just a little bit slower here in Maine but that's the way we like it.

Population of 1.344 million (2019)

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Almost as big as all of the other five New England States put together

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America's first chartered town, York in 1641

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Recognized as one of the most healthful, beautiful and interesting states in the nation

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155 active, licensed craft breweries in operation

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90% of the country's lobster and blueberry supply comes from Maine

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Average Summer Temperature is 70 degrees

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Acadia National Park, one of the most visited U.S. National Parks, with over 2 million annual visitors

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Work and Life in Balance

Your days of long commutes to work at job you don't really like are over, when you live in Maine. We Mainer's like to strike a balance between working all the time and actually living our lives. See what Martin Goodendberger had to say about this move to Maine.

Name: Martin Goodendberger | Employer: LabNetwork | Relocated from: San Francisco

Business & Employment

Advance your career, build your business or find your perfect job right here in Maine.

$55,000 was the median household income in 2019

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Maine is a top state for women-owned businesses

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145,536 small businesses

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4,330 minority owned businesses

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15,982 veteran owned businesses

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Largest industries - finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing

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$242,316 is the median home price

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Best New England state for starting a business

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Name: Jason Grower | Employer: Dead River Company | Relocated from: Hawaii

Veterans Wanted

Maine is a great place to move after your military service has ended. Did you know Maine does not tax military retirement pensions? All veterans who apply for a job in State Government get an automatic interview if they meet the minimum qualifications for the job! This law applies to Gold Star spouses as well.

Outdoor Recreation

There is no shortage of fun activities to do in Maine, including fishing, swimming, camping and hiking!

3,500 miles of coastline

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17 million acres of forestland

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2,295 square miles of inland water

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2,000+ coastal islands

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6,000 lakes and ponds

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5,100 rivers and streams

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25 ski areas

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48 State Parks and Historic Sites

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Learn About Maine

From oceans to mountains and everything in between. Learn more about Maine's different regions and what they have to offer.

Health, Education & Community

From grade A hospitals to the best schools, Maine's got you covered.

Maine Hospitals are Best in the Nation

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Opportunity Maine Tax Credit reimburses student loans

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36 hospitals serving communities throughout Maine

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Home to The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital

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We have ranked choice voting #leadingtheway

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We have 9 Public Universities

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We have 7 Community Colleges

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We Have 20 Private Colleges

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Opportunities Abound

Whether you're looking to find a large employer or one of Maine's many small businesses, there are lots of opportunities for everyone.

Name: Tina Hunt | Employer: IDEXX | Relocated from: Indiana

More Resources

Need a job or already have one? Sill not convinced? Here are some additional resources to help you decide if Maine is right for you!

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