The Economic and Community Development Department is committed to making Rockland the place to do business in Midcoast Maine. There are a number of projects, programs and initiatives the Department is undertaking to retain and attract businesses and entrepreneurs to Rockland and assist businesses to startup and expand
Here is a list of some of the commonly used Economic & Community Development Department documents & forms. Note that you can also obtain these forms directly from the Economic & Community Development Department. If you do not find the document or form you are looking for, please feel free to call us (207) 594-0306 or request your document online.
As much as the City is and should be a thriving place for business it should also be a thriving place to live, work and play. The Economic & Community Development Department works on a variety of community projects and programs to promote the City and improve the well-being of its residents. This includes encouraging the development of infrastructure and facilities and seeking resources and community investments to build a sustainable future. Learn more about doing business in Rockland, our economic development services and community planning & development projects.
The mission of economic and community development is to foster a business friendly environment; and environment that promotes retention and expansion of local businesses; welcomes new business; improves the overall business climate; and fosters beneficial relationships between the city and all local business. Encouraging and facilitating responsible economic and community development is absolutely critical to our efforts to improving Rockland.
Rockland’s Community & Economic Development Department is responsible for many of the long term strategic and proactive initiatives that achieve the City’s objectives regarding place-making, neighborhood revitalization, job creation and economic enhancement. The activities of the Community & Economic Development Department facilitate the City’s strategic investment in our community that ensure long term social and economic sustainability.
One of the strongest arguments in support of community based economic development is that it increases the tax base and generates additional revenue which supports, maintains, and improves local services and infrastructure, such as roads, parks, libraries, and emergency medical services. However, in Rockland there are many additional aspects to community based economic development that build healthy and sustainable communities, such as the following:
You can contact the Economic & Community Development Department using the details below or by completing the online form.
Office hours: Monday — Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm (Closed public holidays)
Economic & Community Development Department Office
Economic & Community Development Department Fax