MeBIC partner New American Economy has published data on the economic contributions of immigrant to Maine statewide, and broken down by district.
Highlights for the time period examined include:
- Maine’s immigrants paid over $363 million in federal, state, and local taxes.
- They had over $992 million in spending power
- A higher percentage of them are of prime working age and have bachelors or advanced degrees compared to native born Mainers.
- Over 2300 businesses are owned by immigrant entrepreneurs, who employ over 14,000 people and generate nearly $70 million in revenues.
Read the full report here.