Portland area now accounts for most of state’s economy. What happens to the rest of Maine?

Posted Nov. 23, 2012, at 12:54 p.m.

The economic shift to Maine’s south has become so pronounced during the last decade that Greater Portland now generates more than half the state’s economic output and one-third of its jobs, as the economies of other Maine cities have been relatively flat and rural regions decline.

While conceding Portland’s geographic advantage, economists say Maine’s largest city offers lessons for other parts of the state.  Read more…

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