Announced during today's (September 17th) Maine CDC press conference, and according to CNN, Maine is first in the nation for economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moody’s Analytics and CNN Business have partnered to create what they are calling a  "Back-to-Normal" index. The percentage rating for each state is made up of data from of 37 national and 7 state-level indicators.

According to the study, Maine's economy has returned to 93% of our pre-pandemic economy.

Other states that are doing well include New Hampshire (89%), Vermont (89%), Connecticut (84%), and Florida (84%).  Overall, the nation is operating at 80%

Governor Mills' attributes the high rating to our low COVID-19 numbers and the state's thriving real estate market.

See the entire press conference here:

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