Guess what state is the major character in pretty much all Stephen King’s books? According to him, the Pine Tree State is full of maniacs, UFOs, supernatural paraphernalia, and killer clowns.
Despite this, tourism is high pitch in Vacationland, from boating and hiking to sports fishing and hunting (finally you can get back at those deer). Being a seaside state, Maine is a transportation hub of the US with such big metropolitan port cities as Portland and Brunswick. Economy is diverse: a bit of agriculture with significant part of commercial fishing (frankly, it’s lobsters by and large) and blueberries, a bit of industry (lumber, paper, and electronic equipment), and an essential element of shipbuilding with the key locations in Kittery (Portsmouth Naval Shipyard) and Bath (Bath Iron Works). Big corporations headquartered in the state are IDEXX Laboratories, Fairchild Semiconductor, Unum, and the Jackson Laboratory, to name a few. Maine has a number of institutions of higher learning, the University of Maine being the oldest and most prominent of them.