Life sciences are Maine’s fastest-growing industry

MAINE, USA — The pandemic is being credited for fueling a spike in jobs in Maine’s life science sector over the last five years.

The Bioscience Association of Maine said 1,600 jobs were added between 2020 and 2021 alone, with many companies responding to a huge demand for tests and devices to diagnose COVID-19.

The association’s recent report cited more than 9,500 jobs at nearly 500 businesses—growth that is outpacing all of New England, including Massachusetts. Read more

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