City of Belfast

Whether its an historic downtown anchored by a diverse, vibrant community of authentic owner-operated businesses, a year-round schedule of interesting and exciting events and festivals, an active, traditional working waterfront, or business-supportive infrastructure, the City of Belfast has something for everyone, serving as a unique, friendly, and accessible destination. Belfast offers you a great place to call home, as well as a great place for you to bring your business.

The City of Belfast is home to the Belfast Airport Business Park, which offers pre-permitted lots with municipal services conveniently located along U.S. Route 1,as well as Belfast Municipal Airport, a 4,002 long General Aviation airport that caters to corporate jets and small aircraft and which has abundant quality space available for aviation-related commercial development.

Belfast is also easily accessible by Routes 3 and 1A, is located only 30 miles away from Interstate 95. Belfast is located within a days drive of major markets such as Boston, New York City, and Montreal. Belfast is also located within 7 miles of Mack Point Marine Inter-Modal Cargo Terminal, one of Maines three major port facilities.

Regardless of what phase your business is in, the City of Belfast's Economic Development Office can serve as your single point of contact, providing you with a range of resources in a free, confidential, no-obligation, and prompt manner.

What's New in Belfast....

  • Recent completion of the Belfast Harbor Walk, a pedestrian walkway along Belfast's authentic working waterfront and offering scenic views of Belfast Bay
  • Planned or recent expansions of major employers athenahealth, Ducktrap River of Maine, and Front Street Shipyard

Business contact:

Name: Thomas Kittredge, Economic Development Director
Phone: (207) 338-3370 ext. 16


Highlights from the review Team:

  • Effective utilization of Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts, as well as state and federal programs, to improve infrastructure in support of an improved business climate.
  • The establishment of a “Brownfields Assessment Program” to assist in assessing environmental contamination of former commercial or industrial properties being considered for redevelopment.
  • Creation of a full-time economic development director position in 2010 who has since strongly coordinated with other business-oriented organizations, including Our Town Belfast, Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce and the Belfast Creative Coalition.
  • Significant efforts made to attract and retain businesses by reducing licensing and permitting costs, and shortening the decision making timeframe.

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