Biddeford’s downtown area is unique. Few other places have the dense concentration of former mill buildings that make Biddeford special. These buildings, and the new businesses and entrepreneurs that are drawn to the community, have been a key part of the redevelopment of our urban center. The redevelopment of the Mill District that has been ongoing for about 20 years is driving profound change not only downtown but also across the city.
Business development depends in part on the planning process. The comprehensive plan impacts economic and community development by outlining strategies to promote business activity.