More young millennials are moving to Maine

Live and Work in Maine said they are now seeing more people move to Maine from major cities like Boston and New York.”We are seeing young people not only expressing an interest in getting here first and brining their job, but also finding a job similar to what they have in the big city,” Nate Wildes, executive director Live and Work in Maine.With so many working remote, now Maine companies are competing for new hires in other cities.”What coronavirus has really done is it has leveled the playing field,” Wildes said. “You can get a job anywhere you want, you can live anywhere you want now.”Even before the pandemic, Portland was already changing and adapting.”The greater Portland area was becoming known for a thriving startup scene of IT technology, bioscience, and biopharma. There are some phenomenal startup companies that were in the high growth rate, even before the pandemic,” Wildes said.With the pandemic, it just accelerated that trend according to Live and Work in Maine.”What we are seeing is that the pandemic has accelerated a trend that may have taken 5, 10, 15 years to become a reality, COVID made it happen pretty much overnight,” Wildes said.The situation is changing week by week, but Wildes said it hasn’t gotten worse for the Pine Tree State.”Every month it changes, but it hasn’t gotten worse because we’ve done a great job at managing the pandemic,” Wildes said.

Live and Work in Maine said they are now seeing more people move to Maine from major cities like Boston and New York.

“We are seeing young people not only expressing an interest in getting here first and brining their job, but also finding a job similar to what they have in the big city,” Nate Wildes, executive director Live and Work in Maine.

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With so many working remote, now Maine companies are competing for new hires in other cities.

“What coronavirus has really done is it has leveled the playing field,” Wildes said. “You can get a job anywhere you want, you can live anywhere you want now.”

Even before the pandemic, Portland was already changing and adapting.

“The greater Portland area was becoming known for a thriving startup scene of IT technology, bioscience, and biopharma. There are some phenomenal startup companies that were in the high growth rate, even before the pandemic,” Wildes said.

With the pandemic, it just accelerated that trend according to Live and Work in Maine.

“What we are seeing is that the pandemic has accelerated a trend that may have taken 5, 10, 15 years to become a reality, COVID made it happen pretty much overnight,” Wildes said.

The situation is changing week by week, but Wildes said it hasn’t gotten worse for the Pine Tree State.

“Every month it changes, but it hasn’t gotten worse because we’ve done a great job at managing the pandemic,” Wildes said.