Why You Should Live and Work in Maine


  • Maine has the lowest rate of violent crimes in the U.S., according to a new analysis. The research conducted by criminal law experts jorgevelalaw.com analyzed the latest FBI crime data to reveal the state with the lowest reported violent crimes per 100,000 people.

  • Maine boasts a school completion rate that is higher than the national average at 86.07% (Maine Dept. of Education, 2021)Maine has 7 University of Maine campuses, 7 community colleges, and several private colleges, including Bates, Colby, and Bowdoin – three of the top 25 liberal arts colleges in the country

  • Maine was the first state in the nation to equip all seventh and eighth grade students and teachers with portable, wireless personal computers, beginning in 2003 and expanding to eighth grade in 2004. 100% of Maine schools have internet access.
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  • Maine ranked #1 in increasing its level of investment in higher education.
  • Maine is recognized as one of the most healthful, beautiful, and interesting states in the nation.www.maine.gov
  • Brunswick, Maine is ranked as one of the top five communities in the U.S. to retire.
  • Maine was the first state in the country to have every school and library linked by advanced telecommunications technology.  All schools and libraries connected to the Mine School Library Network receive unlimited Internet access at no cost.www.maine.gov/education/goodstories.htm
  • The Pine Tree State is experiencing the greatest growth in racial diversity in its history.
  • Over 50 different languages are spoken in Southern Maine Public School Systems.
  • Portland, Maine has one of the oldest Black Churches in the U.S., the Green Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church 
  • The last stop in the Underground Railroad trail for slaves fleeing the South is located in northeastern Maine.