Maine Center for Economic Policy, “The Growing Latin American Influence:
Opportunities for Maine’s Economy”
The face of Maine is changing. Maine and Vermont still remain the whitest states in the nation. However, the number of foreign-born people living in Maine rose 6% between 2006 to 2007, while the immigrant population nationwide grew by just 1.4%… Immigrants contribute to the Maine economy in multiple ways; by paying taxes, filling job vacancies, starting new businesses, harvesting crops, participating in civic activities, consuming goods and services, and revitalizing communities.