City of Bath

Make History in Bath.

Bath’s heritage as an American shipbuilding center endures today, and our city has become a Maine manufacturing hub, attracting everything from gourmet biscuits to cutting edge composites. A great location, skilled work force, and supportive local government make this the ideal place to set up shop. In 2010, Bath was named the #1 manufacturing city in the State of Maine.

Bath is home to Bath Iron Works, one of Maine’s largest employers. Since 1884, BIW has been a presence on Bath’s waterfront, currently designing and building destroyers for the U.S. Navy. With more than 5,000 employees making their way to the Shipyard daily, Bath acts as a service center for surrounding communities.

Businesses located here have access to a historic, year-round, downtown district with excellent locally-owned retail stores, restaurants, markets, banks and other services attractive to employees and necessary for day-to-day business operations. Bath boasts a thriving downtown with a strong Main Street organization.

Visit the City’s website,, for more about what the “City of Ships” has to offer you and your business.

What's New in Bath

  • Received Great American Main Street Award from the National Main Street Center.
  • Bath Iron Works launched the first DDG-1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer.
  • Natural gas, fiber service expanded.

City Website:

Business contact:

Name: Marc Meyers, Community Relations Coordinator
Phone: (207) 443-8330


Highlights from the review Team

  • Business Barometer a positive collaborative effort
  • Development of “Guide to Business in Bath” a useful tool for new and existing businesses regarding licensing and permitting
  • Involve businesses to enhance