No local bias here, the State University of New York in Buffalo reported Portland, Maine to be the 12th most resilient metropolitan area across 361 in the U.S. That’s in the top 4%. We beat Boston (20th), New York (216th), San Francisco (88th), Los Angeles (302nd), Chicago (143rd), and the “other” Portland (104th). The index is described by the creators to measure “… the ability of a place to recover from a stress, either an acute blow, as in the case of an earthquake or major plant closing, or a chronic strain, as may occur with longstanding economic decline.” The Portland region is credited with having good industrial diversification, regional affordability measured as a product of housing costs and income levels, and income equality. Socio-Demographics include measures of poverty, disability, educational attainment and the proportion with health insurance. We are considered well “connected” based on our level of engagement in civil causes, the percent of home ownership, our voter participation, and our stability measured by how Mainers tend to stay here.