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Community Impact - By the Numbers


Overall Economic Impact of the University of Maine

  • UMaine’s day-to-day operations and student and visitor spending contribute $780.9 million in total output (i.e., sales revenue) to the Maine economy, and support 9,951 full- and part-time jobs that provide $338.4 million in income to Maine workers (including multiplier effects) (2012).
  • For every dollar the state invests in UMaine through the Maine Economic Improvement Fund, researchers leverage $5 from outside sources (2012).
  • Aggregate lifetime earnings payoff related to the degrees earned by a single graduating class at UMaine is $590.9 million of additional income to the Maine economy.
  • UMaine holds 99 percent of the patents granted within the University of Maine System, with more than 100 U.S. and foreign patents issued and pending.
  • UMaine’s inventory of high-tech specialized equipment has more than $30 million in value and is shared with research institutions throughout Maine.
  • UMaine has a statewide economic development presence with five R&D and Extension field stations and 16 county Extension offices.
  • UMaine has received more than $2.8 million in revenues from industrial partnerships.

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