Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, University of Maine
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Maine's forest products industry has long been hailed as a backbone of the state's economy. Multiple reports have been commissioned detailing the economic role of the sector (e.g. Bailey, 2019; Anderson III and Crandall, 2016; Gabe, 2013). It was recently estimated that the forest products industry contributed $7.7 billion in output to the state's economy in 2016 (Bailey, 2019)
An essential component of the industry is logging—which directly effects the availability and cost of delivered wood. In 2014, researchers set out to specifically highlight the logging industry's economic role in Maine (Crandall, McCullock, Nick, Kizha, 2016). The work presented here aims to update and build upon that report.
Bailey, Megan R.; Crandall, Mindy S.; Kizha, Anil Raj; and Green, Sheldon, "The Economic Contribution of Logging and Trucking in Maine" (2020). Economic Development. 16.
Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center