Portland’s manufacturing sector is comprised of more than 100 establishments. Some of our key clusters include semiconductors, machining, plastics products, instruments manufacturing, fabricated metal products, ship and boat building and electronic components (including robotics).

Over 2,800 employees in Advanced activities.

A greater proportion of Industrial Engineering Technicians and Environmental Engineers than the national average.

Plus, savings as much as 20% on other major New England cities in key occupations such as Electrical Engineers, Electronics Engineers, and Machinists

The University of Southern Maine has a burgeoning Engineering Department, and in 2017 played host to the Maine Engineers Week Expo. Plus the University of New England offers related programs in Chemistry.

The Advanced Manufacturing Center at the University of Maine provides further support through a dedicated full time staff of mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, machinists, and technicians in a 30,000 square foot state of the art design and manufacturing facility, to supporting early growth companies.

The Maine Society of Professional Engineers and Maine State Chamber of Commerce also offer scholarships for engineering professionals. Plus the Manufacturing Association of Maine represents many companies throughout the state.

Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing and Transportation Equipment Manufacturing were worth more than half a billion dollars in exports from Portland in 2015 – the two most important export product sets in the metro area.

In Electronics, our major companies include ON Semiconductor, Texas Instruments, and Fairchild Semiconductor.

Text Tech Industries is another firm in the city, manufacturing highly engineered textiles for a diverse range of product lines from airplane linings to tennis balls.

We are also preparing the engineers of tomorrow: the Robotics Institute of Maine aims to youth opportunities and resources for robotics programs.