Most recent data from MDOL/CWIR October 2018
Maine’s manufacturing sector employed 56,400 people in 2017. Maine is home to approximately 1860 manufacturing business establishments
12% of total statewide employment
Maine’s sixth largest sector, in terms of number employed
Maine’s manufacturing sector generated $5.9 billion GDP in 2018
Represents 10% of total statewide GDP
Average annual wage in Maine’s manufacturing sector was $58,100. (2017)
32% premium to average annual wage for all jobs
Manufacturing Summit Reports
The MAME summit gathers companies from all manufacturing sectors with their respective trade associations in order to collect their ideas on top issues and challenges. The goal is to leverage the strengths of these organizations, avoid duplication of effort, and promote a coordinated manufacturing support strategy. With input from the summit, a report is presented to policy makers and other pertinent organizations/agencies outlining an action plan for the coming year with recommendations for public policy, strategic implementation, and funding.
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Maine Spark Report
New paradigm for education in Maine.
Educate Maine and the Maine State Chamber of Commerce have released a report calling for more partnerships between employers and educational institutions to address Maine’s workforce shortage and skills gap. This initiative includes equipping Mainers with math, language, computer and other skills as well as mentoring and work experience in sectors of interest.
The report published June 25, 2019 calls for a “new paradigm” of education in Maine, designed to give students exposure to the kinds of jobs available in the economy as well as guidance about how to prepare for those jobs. This aligns with the MAME Manufacturing Career Connection strategy to build the workforce pipeline and fill the current openings in the manufacturing sector.
This report is in line with the Maine Spark initiative to have 60% of Mainers hold the credentials valued by Maine’s businesses and industries by 2025.
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