Businesses

Doing Business in Brunswick

Brunswick, Maine is an ideal location for many types of growing businesses – technology, health care, retail and arts-related, along with light to medium industry and even traditional farming, foresting and commercial fishing.

The gateway to Maine’s famous Midcoast region, Brunswick is just 25 miles from Portland, the state’s largest city and home to the Portland International Jetport (PWM). The Town is highly accessible by several major roads including I-295 and U.S. Route 1, and rail lines that will accommodate the expansion of the Amtrak Downeaster in 2012, for a direct connection to Portland, Boston and beyond.

Brunswick offers advantages like a low cost of doing business, an extremely business-friendly attitude, and 10-year tax incentives through the Pine Tree Development Zone program, making the recent closure of the Brunswick Naval Air Station into an excellent opportunity to acquire developable land or facilities at the new Brunswick Landing: Maine’s Center for Innovation. Additionally, there are attractive development opportunities at the Brunswick Commerce Center.

Brunswick’s retail opportunities range from unique and “college town hip” shopping and diverse restaurants on Maine Street in the heart of downtown…the new Brunswick Station complex adjacent to Bowdoin College…the busy Rt. 1 corridor off of I-295…and towards Harpswell Neck, Bath and the rest of Midcoast Maine, Cooks Corner’s big box retailers, specialty stores and eateries.

Business in Brunswick also means enjoyment of Maine’s unique coastal quality of life. With a highly qualified labor force, superior health care services, and strong public and higher educational systems – including Bowdoin College, the world-class private college founded in 1794 – it’s a beautiful balance of economic advantages and superb living.

For more details and assistance on doing business in  Brunswick, please visit the Department of Economic and Community Development section on this website.