In 2022, the state of Maine received more than $82 million in contracts from the United Nations, according to exclusive information collected by the Better World Campaign. The only two states ahead of Maine were New York, where UN Headquarters is located, which captured $507 million in contracts, and California’s $113 million in contracts.
The contracts were split between two Maine businesses — Planson International in New Gloucester, and C&L Aerospace in Bangor.
“It’s heartening to see Maine take part in the UN’s lifesaving work around the world,” said Peter Yeo, President of the Better World Campaign.
“Maine may be ‘Vacationland’ to some, but there’s plenty of enterprise happening, too.”
Yeo, BWC President
The U.S. was the largest supplier of goods and services to the UN worldwide, with total procurement exceeding a record $2.36 billion – more than the $2.1 billion the U.S. pays in dues to the UN.
U.S. companies won 88% of all UN contracts valued at $1 million or more. The top three sectors for U.S. company contracts were the Pharmaceutical sector, followed by Management/Administrative services and Engineering/Research. The U.S. also became the largest supplier of Travel, Food, and Lodging services.
More information on UN suppliers can be found at the UN Global Marketplace website.
See how UN procurement compares nationwide.