Nicknamed as The Pine Tree State, Maine has a population of 1,330,089. Maine is 41st most populated state in the United States and ranks 39th with respect to area dimensions. Augusta is the capital while Portland is the biggest city of Maine. Maine is the largest and northernmost state in New England.
In 2010, total GSP of Maine was $52 billion and its per capita income was $33,991 which ranked the state in the 34th position in the country. According to a survey in 2013, the unemployment rate of Maine was 7%.
In agriculture, Maine is a large producer of dairy products, apples, eggs and cattle. The main industrial products of Maine are electronic equipment, paper and wood products.
The plant used for the manufacturing toothpicks is found in Strong, Maine and Maine is also the largest exporter of blueberries in the country. Tourism plays an important role in the economy of the Maine and the state is widely used as a destination for boating, camping and hiking, sport hunting and snowmobiling.
Maine is also valuable in minerals and a handsome quantity of zinc, gravel, stone and granite are produced here. There are few large companies whose headquarters are located in Maine and those companies include IDEXX Laboratories, L.L. Bean and Fairchild Semiconductor.