Just two hours north of Boston, Portland offers a sophisticated, vibrant community in which to start or move a business. A mecca of art, cuisine, music, and more, Portland, Maine is not only a great lifestyle choice—it’s a smart business choice, too. In fact, Forbes Magazine named Portland one of the best places for business and careers, and American City Business Journals ranked Portland number one in the nation for small business vitality. Moreover, Portland is a hub offering easy access to markets in Canada and Europe.

We’re the Greater Portland Economic Development Corporation (GPEDC). Our goal is to help your business achieve its full potential. With a variety of programs, assistance, and incentives for businesses of all kinds, we make it easy for you to start, grow, or relocate your business to Greater Portland and thrive. Consider us your first point of contact for locating your business in this great region.

Fertile soil for business

Life is good here. And so is the business climate. Portland offers a business-friendly environment and entrepreneurial spirit that encourages businesses and startups of all kinds, along with the nation’s lowest estimated local and state tax on new capital investment. Here, we don’t believe in barriers—we pride ourselves in being a place where dynamic businesses can be built quickly and affordably.