Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Maine's economic activity, split in half.
Yesterday, I posted a map here (link) that offered a striking visualization of how much a small handful of metropolitan areas contribute to the nation's economy.
Maine's commonly perceived as a rural state, but as it happens, a similar pattern holds up here. Here's a view of Maine's economy split in half: half of the state's economic activity happens in the relatively small southern corner, colored orange, and the other half happens in the much larger blue-shaded portion.
Here's some of the data behind the map (from the same report from the US Conference of Mayors that I cited in yesterday's post):
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