Using existing state and federal data and Maine IMPLAN, a state-of-the-art economic modeling system, the authors present an overview of the economic contributions of Maine’s food industry. This includes food makers (farms, fisheries, food-processing companies) and food sellers (grocery stores, direct sales, restaurants). Each play a unique, but interconnected, role in the Maine economy and add up to significant economic impact.
Gabe, Todd M. , James C. McConnon Jr., and Richard Kersbergen. "Economic Contribution of Maine’s Food Industry." Maine Policy Review 20.1 (2011) : 36 -45, http://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/mpr/vol20/iss1/7.