Town of Bucksport

The key to any successful business is location, location, location. The Town of Bucksport is uniquely located for your business. Located 18 miles from the 3 county seat communities of Bangor, Belfast and Ellsworth, Bucksport draws quality employees for your business as well as serving as the hub for you to reach out to the largest number of customers in eastern Maine. From the visitor's perspective, Bucksport is located 35 miles to Bar Harbor and 35 miles to Camden, making it the perfect base for your next vacation. The fact that we are located 375 miles to New York City and also to Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia; or 2,800 miles to both Dublin, Ireland and San Francisco, California, clearly demonstrates Bucksport truly is the Center of the Known Universe.

Whether it is our own deep water port or the county's only access to freight rail, convenient access to the interstate or the main corridor into the eastern Provinces of Canada, Bucksport has what companies need for success. The town is served by public water and sewer, natural gas and two out of the three loops of the 3 Ring Binder communications backbone. Bucksport also provides full-time services for Fire/Police/EMS and a quality Pre-K thru 12 education experience at RSU 25.

When the local Verso Paper Company identified their need for the next generation of papermakers, the Town of Bucksport thought outside the box and created a partnership with Eastern Maine Community College, RSU 25 and Verso; to create an associate degree program in Pulp and Paper AND funded the tuition for any RSU 25 student/graduate. Working with businesses and our education partners can create a win/win/win situation every time!

Community Website:

Business contact:

Name: David Milan, Economic Development Director
Phone: 207-469-7368


Bucksport at a glance....

  • Free Land in the municipally owned industrial park
  • Natural Gas Expansion in 2013
  • Largest 25 mile labor market in eastern/northern Maine
  • Only community in Hancock County with rail service and natural gas

Highlights from the review Team

  • Creative forgivable loan program
  • Reasonable fee for a special Planning Board meeting to be called
  • Unique use of TIF funds with the creation of the Pulp & Paper Associate Degree Program