Economic Development

Things are happening in Maine’s Biggest Small town!

Here in Millinocket, we are all about opportunity.

Location, location, location. Millinocket sits on the edge of the great northeast wood basket – 11 million acres of forest. Not only are there trees and more trees, there is vast 4-season recreational opportunity for those who love getting in the woods to fish, hunt, ski, snowshoe, paddle, snowmobile, hike, bike, camp, star-gaze, bird-watch, boat, and ride ATV.

Millinocket is situated on the West Branch of the Penobscot River, Maine’s largest river draining 1/4 of its land mass. That means fresh, clean water. Forever.

We have Maine’s 3rd largest industrial site, with 1,400 acres of land and industrial infrastructure to suit almost any sized enterprise. Our industrial site has unique federal and state designations that make it attractive to investors, along with affordable, clean, renewable power onsite.

We are a cold (41F ambient average temperature), safe, and affordable choice for data center projects.

We are part of the new economy. Millinocket has high-speed fiber optic internet infrastructure for those seeking to live in an amazing place but keep their amazing internet-based job.

Of course we have tax incentives and special economic development zones, but those are the icing on the cake. The real reason to move your business here is the natural splendor, the existing infrastructure, and the quality of life.

Millinocket is the gateway to Baxter State Park, a 200,000 acre state park that includes Mt. Katahdin, the gateway to the famed Golden Road, the gateway to the headwaters of the Allagash wilderness waterway, part of the Katahdin Scenic By-way, and neighbor to the newly designated Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. We are 2 hours away from Acadia National Park.

We are pro-business and we encourage a diverse economy comprised of the forest products sector, tourism, and the digital economy.

Contact our Economic Development team or Town Manager today to learn more about relocating your business, starting a business, or expanding your business in Millinocket, Maine.

Town Manager’s office at 207-723-7000, extension 5 or via e-mail at manager@millinocket.org.

2017 Economic Development Meetings

DateTimeLocationAgendaMinutes
July 20, 20174:30pmCouncil Chambers7.20.17 Agenda Minutes 7.20.17
August 1, 20175:00pmCouncil Chambers 8.1.17 Agenda Minutes 8.1.17

 

The Economic Development Committee is working with the citizens of Millinocket to create an annual survey about our progress. Here is the most recent version of this survey. 

Questions for Millinocket Survey

Economic Development Links

Maine Department of Economic and Community Development
Maine Office of Community Development
Maine International Trade Center
Eastern Maine Development Corporation
Maine Economic Development Directory
The Maine Development Foundation
Maine Business Works
Maine Department of Labor
Maine and Company
Maine Centers for Women, Work and Community
Maine Office of Tourism
Maine Small Business Development Centers
Maine Women’s Business Center
Maine Technology Institute
Maine SBA
Maine Small Business Guide
Maine Stream Finance
Finance Authority of Maine
Coastal Enterprises, Inc
USDA Rural Development

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Katahdin Collaborative Citizen Driven Regional Vision Plan Request for Qualifications

For local business owners, we have a unique economic investment program called
KARE Grants.

The Katahdin Area Recovery & Expansion (KARE) grants is a program designed to strengthen and diversity the Katahdin area economy and has been in place since 2009. Brookfield Renewable Energy funds this program on an annual basis in $75,000 increments for each mill (GNP East and West) that is not operating.

These grant are governed by a joint board made up of the Millinocket Town Council, East Millinocket Selectmen and Medway Selectmen and is administered by the Town of Millinocket administration.

For information regarding these grants please contact the Town Manager or Administrative Assistants for the Town in which your business is located or check out this site for additional information.

Millinocket: John Davis; mailto:manager@millinocket.org

 

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Millinocket Marathon and Half registrations near 2,500. Runners continue to sign up for the 2017 marathon.

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Economic Development | The Town of Millinocket has launched its official Facebook page.

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Broadband planning and implementation continues in Millinocket and the Katahdin region.

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