Maine’s forest products sector contributes an estimated $8.1 billion and 31,822 jobs to our state’s economy. That’s about 4 percent of the jobs in Maine. Put another way, roughly 1 out of 25 jobs in Maine is associated with the forest products sector.
Legislative reception ‘a great success’
MFPC’s annual legislative reception was crowded with legislators, state officials and members Feb. 7 and they were talking about everything from the Agriculture-Conservation merger to the SFI flume.
“It was a great success and well-attended,” said Executive Director Patrick Strauch. “It was a good opportunity for both members and legislators to get to know each other.”