Report: Immigrants Contribute to Maine’s Economy

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.