Economic & Business Development

The Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Arundel area is an ideal location for many of the state’s growing businesses – from tourism, hospitality, health care, technology, retail and the arts to industry, farming and commercial fishing.  The richness and diversity of business offerings, and the potential for new business development, make our area an open painter’s palette for your new business venture. 

Our noteworthy tourism destination area and business friendly communities are easily accessible by car or bus, located off the Maine Turnpike exits 19 or 25, a half hour from Portland, ME and Portsmouth, NH, and only one and a half hours from Boston, MA. 

You can fly into Portland International Jetport (PWM), a half hour away, with flights between Portland and many major cities.  Boston Logan (Boston, MA) International Airport is approximately 90 miles from the Kennebunks. It is served by all major airlines reaching domestic and international destination.  Manchester (NH) Regional Airport is also 90 miles from the Kennebunks. Sanford Seacoast Regional Airport handles private planes and is 15 miles from the Kennebunks.

The Downeaster service by Amtrak departs from Boston's South Station and stops in Wells and Saco year round before continuing north to Portland, Freeport and Brunswick.  The Wells and Saco stations are under 10 miles from the Kennebunks.  During the summer season, train service also stops in Biddeford and Old Orchard Beach.

Business in the Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Arundel area also means enjoyment of Maine’s unique coastal quality of life. With a highly qualified labor force, superior health care services, and strong public and higher educational systems – including proximity to the University of New England and York County Community College – it’s an area offering economic advantages, superb living and a tourist destination. 

For more details and assistance on doing business in our community, please visit the Chamber or visit the Town Offices in Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Arundel.