Manufacturing growing again as need for ‘new space’ technology expands

Aerospace and transportation produce more than any other manufacturing sector in Maine, with nearly $1 billion worth of goods. The industry has grown as manufacturing as a whole has rebounded in Maine, with output increasing from $5.4 billion in 2008 to $6.35 billion in 2018.

Maine’s manufacturing workforce totaled 53,700 in December 2019, up 13% from 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor statistics.

The numbers are expecting to keep climbing as demand increases, particularly in “new space” technologies at places like FMI and Brunswick landing.

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