Director of Community & Business Development
Town of Richmond, Richmond, Maine 04357
207-737-4305 x 331 * 207-737-4306 fax
For additional economic development information and resources, please check the Economic Development pages located in the Town Government section of this website.
Richmond is only 45 minutes away from Portland, Maine: America's #1 Most Livable City!
Population: 3,800 * Population within 30 Mile Radius: 350,000
Major Area Economic Clusters: Composites & advanced materials, precision manufacturing, environmental & energy technologies, specialty foods & agriculture, marine and aquaculture and arts & culture.
Largest Employers: Bath Iron Works, Bath; State of Maine, Augusta; LL Bean, Freeport; Newman Concrete Services, Richmond; Richmond School District, Richmond; Hodgdon Yachts, Inc., Richmond.
Construction Projects Underway: Richmond has been a beehive of activity with several construction projects underway and completed over the last years that provided millions of dollars of infrastructure improvements. These successes were made possible by strong public-private partnerships that produced over $3 million in grants and over $15 million in private investment.
Post Secondary Schools: Bowdoin College, Brunswick; Bates College, Lewiston; University of Maine, Augusta; Central Maine Community College, Auburn; Southern Maine Community College, Bath; Southern New Hampshire University, Brunswick. All located within 30 miles of Richmond.
Distance to Nearest Port City/Commercial Airport: 20 miles to Augusta; 45 miles to Portland.
Incentives: Public/private partnership to move business forward, Revolving Loan Funds, Business Assistance Grants, Pine Tree Zone Benefits, Infrastructure Grants, Tax Increment Financing, Technical Assistance, Richmond partners with the Maine Departments of Economic & Community Development and Labor and others in coordination of resources to support business growth.
Richmond Community Fit: Skilled and ready work force, education and training support, great housing opportunities, perfect geographic location central to commuter patterns, superior natural resources and outstanding quality of life!
Resources for Businesses
Coastal Counties Workforce, Inc.
Maine Association of Nonprofits (MANP)
Maine Business Works
Maine Centers for Women, Work & Community
Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA)
Maine Small Business Development Centers
Midcoast Council of Governments: Midcoast Business Assistance Brochure
Southern Midcoast Chamber