The Economy

Serving as the center of medical service for central Maine, the community provides a diversified employment base as the area is home to many Fortune 500 companies including Procter & Gamble, General Electric, International Paper, McKesson, a Wal-Mart Distribution Center, and TD Bank.

Centrally located, the area is supplied with a world-class fiber optic network, two railroads, the Maine Turnpike, and the third busiest publicly funded airport in the state.

The double-stack rail-to-truck intermodal facility is a U.S. Customs port of entry and, excluding oil shipments, Maine’s largest port-of-call.

For those shipping high value and high quantity products, consider what the Foreign-Trade Zone and Pine Tree Zones can offer you.

Situated on 760 acres, Foreign-Trade Zone #263 benefits qualifying companies that conduct international trade by eliminating, reducing, or deferring the payment of tariffs or duties on products or raw materials.

The Pine Tree Development Zone offers eligible businesses within certain targeted industries the opportunity to greatly reduce or virtually eliminate state taxes for up to ten years, provided the organization follows certain prerequisites.

Some of those taking advantage of the transportation and logistics infrastructure within L/A include Poland Spring Bottling Co., Dunkin Donuts, LePage Bakeries, Kellogg’s, VIP Parts & Service, the Wal-Mart Distribution Center, Estes Express, Fed-Ex, and UPS.