Economic & Community Development

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 you 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.

Jennifer Janelle
Assistant Town Manager

(207) 384-3007

Monday-Thursday 8am to 4pm
Appointments encouraged to ensure staff availability