Federal Figures Show Mixed Economic Health in Maine's Urban Centers

Sep 20, 2017

New figures are out on the economic health of Maine's three urban areas, based on the change last year in the gross domestic product. 

The Bureau of Economic Analysis figures show that Bangor's output grew by 1.4 percent, Portland-South Portland by 1.6 percent, and Lewiston-Auburn by 1.8 percent. 

That was a big turnaround for Lewiston-Auburn, which actually saw its economic output shrink in 2015. 

But the latest numbers reflect a slowing of economic output growth in greater Portland, which posted a 2.4 percent increase in the GDP in 2015.