News Center highlights UMaine study on economic fallout in hospitality from COVID-19

News Center Maine highlighted an earlier University of Maine study that explored the possible economic fallout in the Maine hospitality industry from COVID-19 in a story about the toll from the pandemic on both hospitality and tourism in the state. Todd Gabe, a professor of economics, and Andrew Crawley, an assistant professor of regional economic development, previously predicted in their study that earnings for Maine restaurants and lodgings would drop by more than one-third from the previous year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Steve Hewins, CEO of HospitalityMaine, said the losses experienced in July “were right on track” with predictions from the two UMaine economists.