Waypoints: Livelihoods

The first edition of “Waypoints: Community Indicators for Maine’s Coast and Islands”, published in 2017, highlighted the economic, community, and environmental indicators that reflect the priorities of the community partners and trustees we rely on to steer our work as an organization. This second edition is dedicated to quantifying the way coastal Mainers make a living and presents new data that tells the story of how income levels, prevalence of self-employment, impacts of fisheries, and seasonality of the labor force define the economic and cultural landscape of our region.
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August 13, 2015

This edition of Island Indicators underscores the opportunities and challenges facing Maine’s 15 year-round island communities. In this update, we expand our focus beyond our traditional data sources, which have been largely government data sets. This new information is intended to reveal the trends in these small communities that are often easily overlooked by larger data gathering efforts like the U.S. Census.

April 15, 2012

Since 2006, the Island Indicators reports have provided an analysis of the realities of Maine’s 15 year-round island communities based on demographic, economic, and social data.

December 15, 2006

The first Island Indicators is a compilation of demographic, economic, and social data available for Maine's 15 year-round island communities.