Maine

New England’s largest wind power facility

TransCanada Corporation’s Kibby Wind Project is New England's largest. The 132 megawatt (MW) facility is located in the community of Eustis and has the capacity to generate enough power to meet the needs of approximately 50,000 homes. The project created 315 construction jobs at its peak and 13 new full-time positions to operate and maintain the facility. Approximately $110 million of the total project cost was spent directly in the state on materials, labor, and accommodations.

Transmitters for the world from Nautel in Bangor

Canada-based Nautel, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of radio broadcast transmitters, serves over 12,000 customers in 177 countries. Its manufacturing facility in Bangor, in operation since 1974, was opened to facilitate contract work for the United States government.

The Bangor facility manufactures AM and FM radio station transmitters, navigational beacons, and NOAA Weather Radio transmitters. Major production equipment upgrades ensure that Nautel’s ISO certified Bangor facility can be counted on for quality products for years to come.

Abilis: a full-service IT company

Abilis Solutions Corporation provides software consulting services and a corrections information system product (CORIS). The company offers services focused on mobility, business intelligence, and cloud for applications. Based in Portland, its team of 35+ generates a significant portion of all company revenues for Montreal-headquartered Abilis Solutions Inc, a full-service IT company. Abilis Solutions Corporation is best known for building mobile applications for the iOS, Android and Windows platforms; enabling clients to better see and understand data with a modern data analytics platform; and application integration and development using cloud (Microsoft Azure, Google, Amazon): On the product side, CORIS is a leading-edge offender management system used to manage inmate populations in several states.

Maine–Canada trade

  • Maine exports to Canada: $1.3 billion
  • Maine imports from Canada: $1.9 billion
  • Bilateral trade: $3.2 billion
  • Maine services exports to Canada: $157 million

Maine–Canada tourism

  • Maine visits by Canadians: 1,124,000
  • Maine vacation spending by Canadians: $398 million

Maine’s top goods exports to Canada

  • Fish & crustaceans: $359 million
  • Wood & semi-finished wood products: $179 million
  • Paper & paperboard: $142 million
  • Aircraft: $97 million
  • Natural gas & other gases: $92 million

Maine’s top goods imports from Canada

  • Fish & crustaceans: $273 million
  • Electricity: $219 million
  • Wood pulp: $197 million
  • Fuel oil: $165 million
  • Paper & paperboard: $106 million

Maine exports to Canada by industry

  • Agriculture (35%)
  • Forest products (30%)
  • Transportation (12%)
  • Energy (7%)
  • Equipment & machinery (6%)
  • Minerals & metals (4%)
  • Other (5%)

Maine imports from Canada by industry

  • Energy (24%)
  • Agriculture (23%)
  • Forest products (22%)
  • Minerals & metals (7%)
  • Chemicals (6%)
  • Equipment & machinery (5%)
  • Other (13%)

Maine Jobs

  • 38,500 Maine jobs depend on trade and investment with Canada

Maine top services exports to Canada

  • Travel: $84 million
  • Business, professional & technical services: $22 million
  • Insurance services: $14 million
  • Transportation services: $10 million
  • Equipment installation, maintenance & repair: $9 million

Highlights

  • 38,500 jobs in Maine depend on Canada–U.S. trade and investment
  • Canada is Maine’s #1 customer
  • Total Canada–Maine goods trade: $3.2 billion

Connect to our team

For more information on Maine’s trade with Canada, please contact our trade team in Boston.

September 2016
Unless otherwise mentioned, all figures are based on 2015 data in U.S. dollars. Statistics Canada: 2014 tourism, based on combined same-day and overnight travel (8/2016 release, US$1.00=C$1.1045). U.S. Census Bureau: goods trade, Canada’s export ranking (2/2016 release). U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis: goods and services trade (3/2016 release). Trade Partnership: 2014 services trade (11/2015 release). Job numbers are from a study commissioned by the Government of Canada (11/2014 release, 2013 data). Figures may not add up due to rounding. Produced by the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C.