According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Maine’s state gross product for 2007 was about $48 billion. I bet you didn’t know there are two products that are very important to Maine’s economy: blueberries and toothpicks. The “Pine Tree State” is the number one producer of blueberries in the United States and is also home to the largest toothpick plant in the country. The Strong Wood Products Incorporated plant produces 20 million toothpicks a day. The state produces several other agricultural products including poultry, eggs, dairy products, apples, potatoes, maple syrup, and maple sugar. Commercial fishing is also an important part of the state’s economy. The springs in Western Maine are a major source of the country’s bottled water.
Maine’s main industrial outputs include paper, lumber, wood products, electronic equipment, leather products, food products, textiles, and bio-technology. Bath Iron Works and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard provide the state’s economy with a big boost from naval shipbuilding, while Naval Air Station Brunswick serves as a large support base for the United States Navy. Due to outdoor recreation opportunities and beautiful scenery, tourism is an important part of the state’s income. Hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, skiing, boating, camping, and hiking are all big attractions. Also, a few major companies have headquarters in the state. These include T.D. Bank, L.L. Bean, Cole Haan, Delorme, Jackson Laboratory, IDEXX Laboratories, Unum, and Fairchild Semiconductor. Not surprisingly, Maine has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation.
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