Life sciences are among the fastest-growing industries in Maine, with job growth and wages far outpacing state averages, according to the Bioscience Association of Maine.

There are 7,433 jobs in Maine related to life sciences with a $95,000 average annual income; life sciences represent $1.5 billion of Maine’s gross regional product for New England, and 5% of Maine’s total exports, according to the report. BioME in a news release said it’s the first comprehensive report on the topic in a decade. Read more