Economic Development

Commercial Development At Snows Corner
Commercial Development At Snows Corner

Orrington's Economic Development Program is the responsibility of the Town's Elected Officials, the Selectmen, and consists of five elements:

1. Business Retention

2. Business Attraction

3. Community Preparedness For Economic Development

4. Grant Identification

5. Grant Writing

The Selectmen are aided in this work by the various Municipal Departments and Planning Board and guided by the recommendations of the Economic Advisory Committee.

The Advisory Committee is staffed by concerned residents and professionals with experience in real estate, banking and industry. 

Committee Members

James Stoneton

Pat Gero

Donald Wiswell

Bruce Gray

Sue Pate

Howard Grover

Charlie Green (Associate)

Ron Harriman (Associate & Secretary)


To coordinate and manage these efforts the Town has contracted the services of Harriman Associates a local firm with extensive expertise and experience.

Harriman Associates works closely with the Selectmen, Planning Board, Advisory Committee, local businesses and developers to coordinate and assist in economic development efforts.

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The SEAC Committee with assistance from Harriman Associates completed a comprehensive Strategic Economic Development Plan in 2002. With input from residents at public hearings and results of a survey, this plan identified viable strategies, an action plan and resources for implementation.

See additional information attached below.


Economic Development Grants Available For Businesses Needing Additional

Public Infrastructure

See Below For INFO



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