Economic Development


A survey was created by the Town of Millinocket Economic Development Committee to gain insight on several viewpoints toward the town from its residents, seasonal-residents, business owners, and visitors.  A survey for the town has not happened in a number of years.  Millinocket has reached a turning point where change is likely to occur.  Having perspective on different aspects of economic development will give the governing body some tangible evidence in public opinion and how the town should guide its redevelopment.

The Economic Development Committee and volunteers involved in this survey process feel as this data can be useful in understanding our citizens more, as well as providing information essential to developing regional economic and visioning plans.

To view or download the 2017 Millinocket Annual Survey, click here:

Survey Report MAS 2017

2017 Economic Development Meetings

November 11, 20175:00pmCouncil ChambersMinutes 11.14.17
August 1, 20175:00 pmCouncil Chambers8.1.2017 AgendaMinutes 8.1.2017
July 20, 20174:30 pmCouncil Chambers7.20.2017 AgendaMinutes 7.20.2017



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

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 while keeping 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.


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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