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    Doing Business in Lewiston Maine

    Lewiston's municipal staff is prepared to assist your business every step of the way -- whether you are considering making Lewiston the home of your new business or expanding your existing business.

    We offer a strategic location, a hard-working and skilled labor force, diverse transportation options, a range of businesses and industries, excellent K-12 and post-secondary educational offerings, a robust fiber optic network, a rich heritage, and a full range of municipal services . . . these are just a few of the diverse reasons to locate, relocate, or expand in Lewiston. In addition, Lewiston is Maine’s second largest city and is the service center for Western and Central Maine. Leiwston is also within an hour's drive of 50% of Maine's population.

    Our professional staff prides its ability to effectively facilitate development projects by working closely with applicants to ensure that their projects meet their vision, as well as comply with Lewiston’s Code of Ordinances. Ongoing communication and attention to detail often result in project approval at a single Planning Board meeting.

    Contact our experienced staff at Lewiston's Economic and Community Development Department to become part of our community's ongoing renaissance. Contact Staff

    Lewiston and its sister City of Auburn are often referred to as the “Twin Cities.” Both cities are committed to working together to bring businesses to the heart of Southern Maine. The cities fund the Lewiston/Auburn Economic Growth Council (LAEGC), the primary economic development organization for the community. LAEGC serves as a business clearing house for information and directly provides site search assistance, loan programs, commercial financing, marketing, and liaisons to local, regional, and state development agencies--all at no cost. Learn more about the LAEGC at

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27 Pine Street
Lewiston, ME 04240
Ph: (207) 513-3000
TTY/TDD: (207) 513-3007
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