Commentary. FocusMaine: Making the Case for Jobs in 'Traded' Sectors
In 1980 "traded sector" jobs accounted for 40% of the state's total jobs. Today that figure is 27% of Maine's total workforce. Traded sector jobs are in industries where sales are rung up outside of the state, however the money is brought back to Maine. They generally pay 50% higher wages than jobs serving the local market. FocusMaine is working with agricultural, aquacultural and biopharmaceutical industries within Maine to help develop more "traded" sector jobs.
Mills, Karen G. and Dubyak, Michael E., "Commentary. FocusMaine: Making the Case for Jobs in 'Traded' Sectors" (2016). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 6623.