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Economic & Community Development



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The newly established Economic and Community Development Department has been created to focus on cultivating a vibrant and healthy economic climate for South Berwick.  Our primary goals are for business retention, business attraction, and business advocacy, by providing businesses with assistance in site searches, permitting, and serving as your local government contact.  In addition, our department is here to help find businesses available financial resources, grants, and incentives that could be available for your business and to meet your business needs.

By working to support existing businesses, as well as to attract new businesses to expand, our aim is to broaden our diverse tax base and help South Berwick businesses compete effectively, whether that be locally, regionally, or globally; while respecting the culture, character, and quality of life that makes South Berwick a great community.

A wide spectrum of assistance is available to businesses, whether starting up, expanding, or relocating to the town.  Our services are designed to streamline doing business in South Berwick and are free and confidential.  We are also here to help South Berwick's town departments and community non-profit agencies in finding resources and grants.

Contact Economic and Community Development Director, Denise Clavette, to learn more.

Contact:    Denise M. Clavette
Phone:       207-384-3005
email:         dclavette@sbmaine.us

Hours:        Monday-Thursday 8-4
                   By appointment only



Start, Grow, or Relocate Your Business

  • Community Profile
  • Financing, Tax Incentives & Resources
  • Permitting & Regulatory
  • Available Properties
  • Workforce Development

Business Financing

Tax Incentives & Resources

  • Tax Increment Financing (TIF)
  • Pine Tree Zone
  • BETE / BETR
  • Employment Tax Increment Financing (ETIF)
  • Grants & Resources

Permitting & Regulatory

Available Properties

Live, Work & Play

  • Community
  • Downtown
  • Education
  • Recreation
  • Arts & Culture
  • Historic Preservation

Projects & Plans

Additional Information


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Business License
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Economic & Community Development
Parcel & Tax Map Viewer
Planning, Permitting & Zoning
Property & Title Search
South Berwick Code Online
State Incentives & Resources
Tax Increment Financing (TIF)