Site Selection: Regional Profile of Brunswick and Surrounding Midcoast Area
Located within 50 miles of two-thirds of Maine’s labor force and with easy access to I-295, I-95 and Route 1, Brunswick Landing and Topsham Commerce Park are excellent locations for business development and expansion. We’re only about 100 miles north of Boston and 300 miles from New York and Montreal. Brunswick Executive Airport, located right on campus and owned and operated by MRRA, is only a five-hour flight to Europe, which makes it the second closest airport in the U.S. to Europe.
According to one tenant, “We chose Brunswick Landing because of the infrastructure already in place, along with a well-qualified workforce, including those familiar with composite technology, and a supportive community.”
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Site Selection — About the Region
The communities in Maine’s midcoast region offer a high quality of life, a hardworking and skilled labor force, excellent educational resources and an innovative business climate. The region is home to a number of major employers, including L.L. Bean and Bath Iron Works. Bath, Brunswick and Topsham are the major communities in the region, which also includes Harpswell, West Bath, Bowdoinham, Woolwich, Phippsburg, Arrowsic, Georgetown, and Freeport.
Regional Population: 90,281
Area: 397.8 sq. miles
Pop. Density: 226.95/sq. mile
Median Age: 41.6 yrs
Median Income: $45,708
Source: Maine Department of Labor
Sitting along the shores of the Kennebec River, Bath is the only “city” in, and the county seat of, Sagadahoc County. This “City of Ships” is home to Bath Iron Works (BIW), a General Dynamics company and a major builder of military ships with sophisticated electronic weaponry and Maine’s fourth largest employer. Bath is also home to the Maine Maritime Museum, which celebrates Maine’s maritime heritage and culture and was voted one of the best small cities in America by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Area: 9.8 sq. miles
Pop. Density: 970/sq. mile
Median Age: 40 yrs
Per Capita Income: $24,796
City of Bath website
The early residents of Brunswick made their living from fishing, farming, lumbering and shipbuilding. During the twentieth century, Brunswick experienced extensive population growth, and has continued to grow steadily ever since. Brunswick is home to Bowdoin College and has 66 miles of irregular shoreline along the Atlantic Ocean and 12 miles along the Androscoggin River. Brunswick was voted one of the top “100 Best Places to Live and Launch 2008” by CNN/Money Magazine.
Area: 49.7 sq. miles
Pop. Density: 447/sq. mile
Median Age: 39 yrs
Per Capita Income: $26,116
Town of Brunswick website
Topsham has been a rapidly growing suburban residential community both in population (up 41% in 20 years) and in commercial and retail development. The Topsham Mill, located on the banks of the Androscoggin River, has been renovated to house a restaurant as well as a variety of businesses.
Area: 33.2 sq. miles
Pop. Density: 277/sq. mile
Median Age: 39.4 yrs
Per Capita Income: $28,840
Town of Topsham website