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UMaine Cruise Ship Study Cited in Forecaster Article

An article by The Forecaster on Portland adjusting to cruise industry changes cites a University of Maine study on the economic effects of ships in the city. The 2009 study, which was funded by Portland and conducted by UMaine economics professors Todd Gabe and James McConnon, estimated cruise ship visits contribute between $5.8 million and $8 million annually to the local economy and support between 69 and 96 jobs.

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