Why Sanford

Nestled within a comfortable distance from Portland and only 90 minutes from downtown Boston, the Sanford Region offers an ideal location for any new, expanding or relocating business. Here are six reasons to consider the Sanford Region as a business location.

Accessible Location
  • Minutes to I95;
  • Uncongested, easy commuting
  • 20 minutes to Beaches, Maine coast
  • Proximity to airports, bus, ports
  • York county service center
  • Heart of New England recreation
 
Regional Community
  • Rural character, suburban convenience
  • Service center infrastructure
  • Many lifestyle options
  • Strong Community traditions, civic participation.
  • York County resources
 
Strong Labor Force
  • Over 240,000 regional workers
  • Multiple skills; specialty manufacturing, professional, IT, and available general labor pool
  • Vaunted Maine and New England work ethic
  • Stable, strong loyalty to region
 
Exceptional Quality of Life
  • Safe, beautiful Communities
  • Low cost real estate, many executive residence options
  • High-performance schools
  • Environmentally sensitive communities
  • Proximity to world-class restaurants, attractions, regional & Boston area cultural & recreational locations
 
Many Sites to Choose
  • Existing buildings, build to suit
  • Availability of Class A, Class B, and Flex Office Space
  • Many green fields Industrial, business parks
  • Downtown, village, mill, park locations
  • Lease with creative financing
  • Emerging retail market, many locations
  • Established Industries: manufacturing, biotech, business processes
 
Many Financial Incentives
  • Pine Tree development Zone
  • Tax Increment Financing (TIF)
  • Employment Tax Increment financing (ETIF)
  • Jobs Investment Tax Credit
  • R & D Tax Credit
  • Sales tax exemptions
  • CDBG Economic Development Program (EDP)