February 28, 2020

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Bangor Daily News: Maine trails rest of New England in advanced manufacturing

NTMA featured in Bangor Daily News article.

PORTLAND, Maine — New England is primed to compete with other regions in advanced manufacturing, according to a study released Wednesday, but Maine’s share of such jobs lags behind the rest of the region.

The study, commissioned by the New England Council and completed by national consulting firm Deloitte, reviewed federal data sources and solicited input from regional experts to compare the competitive advantages of the region for advanced manufacturing jobs, such as biotechnology and precision machining.

The new study updates a 2009 report.

The latest study found that about 40 percent of Maine’s manufacturing jobs are in areas it deemed “advanced manufacturing,” compared to an average of about 59 percent for the entire region, according to 2012 job sector figures.

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