CITY OF PORTLAND - ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
Named in the top ten nationally as one of the safest, culturally most fascinating US Cities and among the ten "perfect places to live in America," Portland is Maine's business, financial and retail capital and the
largest city in the state.
Seascapes and cityscapes blend harmoniously in Portland, perched on a peninsula, jutting out into island-studded Casco Bay.
The metropolitan hub of Maine's south coast region, Portland is a progressive, lively city incorporating the character of yesteryear into a modern urban environment.
Historic architecture blends gracefully with the new as you stroll along her working waterfront or the cobblestone streets of the restored Old Port section of the city.
Recreation, entertainment, scenery, culture -we've got the market cornered. Just ask the millions of tourists who visit each year. And, the same things that attract vacationers make Portland a wonderful place to live, to work and to do business.
The City’s Economic Development Division offers business services to help new, existing, and relocating businesses grow and prosper in Portland. Among its services are commercial lending as well as site location, regulatory/permitting, and technical assistance. 1.800.874.8144 or portlandmaine.gov/citymanagers/ecodev.asp