Town of Cumberland

The Town of Cumberland, opportunely located in Maine's Greater Portland Area, offers your business the best in accessibility and atmosphere. Bordering Maine's three principal highways, Routes 95, 295 and One, Cumberland boasts easy and direct access in addition to proximity to major cities like Portland and Augusta. This premier location affords residents and over 150 current business owners the conveniences of more heavily populated areas, while maintaining the charm of a rural coastal town.

Although location may be the foremost consideration for your business, Cumberland's appeal is also largely attributed to its heritage as a successful coastal community, allegiance to sustainable living and preservation of accessible open space. Cumberland residents place significant value in education and take great pride in their community and local trade. Establishing a business in Cumberland is more than opening your doors to the public, it is becoming part of a community.

As part of this community, your business will have access to the finest people and resources equipped to realize your business goals. Moreover, Cumberland's town council form of government has proven its commitment to champion local business and is dedicated to economic development by offering support to new business endeavors of every genre and size.

Cumberland at a Glance...

  • Construction of a natural gas pipeline underway
  • Five TIF districts with available incentives
  • Staff review site plan approval opportunities
  • Cumberland Maine Business Association free to business owners

Community Website:

Business contact:

Alyssa Tibbetts, Assistant Town Manager
Phone: 829-2205


Highlights from the review Team

  • Hired Economic Development Director in 2010
  • Made significant strides to become “business friendly” by amending Town’s Site Plan Review Ordinance over past two years
  • Utilize a Business Visitation Program
  • Clarified licensing and permitting timelines as well as Planning Board review process
  • Regional collaboration efforts to increase workforce training initiatives