Report Details Maine Maritime Museum’s Economic Impact: $24 Million in 2013

October 22, 2014

Planning Decisions, Inc. released a report in early October delving into Maine Maritime Museum’s economic impact on the region and the state, building upon the Maine Arts Commission’s 2009 study of museums as economic drivers. Conducted by economist Chuck Lawton, the study details how the museum’s own spending, and that of its 56,000 annual visitors, spreads out through the community to create a substantial impact, helping stabilize the Midcoast economy that relies heavily on defense spending, and creates a draw for out-of-state and international tourists. Lawton emphasizes:



A complete copy of the report is available here:

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