Town of Farmington
Located at the crossroads of Routes 2, 4, 27, and 43, the picturesque Town of Farmington is Maine’s foremost four-season destination and jewel of the western mountains. It is the county seat and service center for Franklin County, and the home of the University of Maine at Farmington (UMF), Regional School Unit 9 (RSU 9), and Franklin Memorial Hospital (FMH). Our motto is “Live ~ Work ~ Learn ~ Play”.
Farmington residents have always placed a high value on education, and this is evident in the recent re-construction of the Foster Technology Center located on the Mt. Blue Learning Campus, the new elementary school, and in the ongoing expansion and improvements for higher education opportunities offered at UMF. Prospective businesses have a trained and well-educated workforce available, which is vital for their prosperity and continued economic growth.
Farmington is a vibrant community that balances the demands for beneficial growth with its historic ambiance, and where the Inviting quality of life for families makes it an ideal location to establish a business. Our annual Chester Greenwood Day celebrates the resident inventor of the earmuff, farmer’s markets support agricultural growth, and many other events throughout the year promote community spirit and historic tradition.
“We work with many organizations to help entice companies and families to move to our great town and become part of our community. We as selectmen know that economic growth brings change, but it also brings new jobs, new friends, and a stronger community.” said Chairman of Farmington Board of Selectmen, Ryan Morgan.
Farmington at a Glance...
- An updated Comprehensive Plan is ready for adoption at the 2015 Town Meeting
- The Downtown TIF Committee is recommending projects that will benefit Farmington’s long-term goals
- Utilization of CDBG program funds to assist in the development of a “net-zero” 32 unit apartment building for low income elderly and disabled tenants and to install new sidewalks and curbing along Pleasant and Front Streets
Highlights from the review Team
- Establishment of Revolving Loan Fund
- Utilization of local, state and federal programs to support infrastructure, businesses and downtown development
- Great collaboration with education partners (Mount Blue Learning Center and UMF)
- Expedited licensing and permitting processes