Maine’s outdoor economy grew more than 16 percent last year
By Kaitlyn Budion, Maine Public
Maine’s outdoor economy grew by more than 16 percent from 2021 to 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Outdoor recreation accounts for almost 4 percent of the state’s gross domestic product and supports 32,000 people. The bureau said the industry also generates $3.3 billion for Maine’s economy.
Only five other states have outdoor industries that contribute more.
Maine Outdoor Brands Executive Director Jenny Kordick said the data show that outdoor recreation isn’t just a pastime, but a key part of Maine’s economy.
This article appears through a media partnership with Maine Public.