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Food/Beverage Production & Distribution

Food & Beverage Production/Distribution (Non-Odor Emitting)
One of our primary targets is food production/distribution (non-odor emitting) based on the strength of the data contained on this page.

Our region is home to the following number of companies:
    • 15 Commercial Bakeries
    • 9 Confectionery Manufacturing from Purchased Chocolate
    • 6 Ice Cream and Frozen Dessert Manufacturing
    • 6 Bottled Water Manufacturing
    • 3 Fluid Milk Manufacturing
    • 3 Frozen Cakes, Pies, and Other Pastries Manufacturing
    • 3 Dry Pasta, Dough, and Flour Mixes Manufacturing from Purchased Flour
    • 2 Snack Food Manufacturing
    • 1 Coffee and Tea Manufacturing
    • 1 Soft Drink Manufacturing
    • 1 Frozen Fruit and Juice Manufacturing
    • 1 Cookie and Cracker Manufacturing
    • 1 Tortilla Manufacturing

Our region saw the following growth in people employed from 2010-2016:
    • 495% growth in people employed in Dry Pasta, Dough, and Flour Mixes Manufacturing from Purchased Flour
    • 132% growth in people employed in Ice Cream and Frozen Dessert Manufacturing
    • 53% growth in people employed in Commercial Bakeries
    • 21% growth in people employed in Confectionery Manufacturing from Purchased Chocolate
    • 17% growth in people employed in Frozen Fruit and Juice Manufacturing
    • 4% growth in people employed in Bottled Water Manufacturing

Our region has more people employed in the following industries than the USA average:
    • 832% more people employed in Bottled Water Manufacturing
    • 515% more people employed in Frozen Cakes, Pies, and Other Pastries Manufacturing
    • 88% more people employed in Fluid Milk Manufacturing
    • 55% more people employed in Dry Pasta, Dough, and Flour Mixes Manufacturing from Purchased Flour
    • 23% more people employed in Confectionery Manufacturing from Purchased Chocolate
    • 19% more people employed in Frozen Fruit and Juice Manufacturing
    • 19% more people employed in Ice Cream and Frozen Dessert Manufacturing
    • 17% more people employed in Commercial Bakeries

No Inventory Tax
Maine does not have an inventory tax.

Commercial Air Service
We have commercial air service via Bangor International Airport and Portland International Jetport. Portland has service from low cost carriers Southwest and JetBlue as well as American, Delta, Elite, JetBlue, Southwest, and United. Bangor has up to 20 flights a day via Allegiant, American, Delta, and United.

Interstate 95
Interstate 95 borders FirstPark to the east. I-95 serves all the major cities on the east coast such as Boston, Providence, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, and runs all the way to Miami in the Southeast. We are literally Canada’s gateway to the United States via I-95 and among the first areas of development accessible off I-95 from Canada coming south.

Loeb-Sullivan School of International Business and Logistics
The Maine Maritime Academy’s Loeb-Sullivan School of International Business and Logistics offers Bachelors of Science in International and Business Logistics and Masters in International Logistics Management degree programs in our region. Click here to learn more: http://mainemaritime.edu/academics/graduate-programs/.

Sales Tax Rate
Maine has the 8th lowest sales tax rate in the USA!

Language Schools
We have 10 language schools in our region.

Support Services for International Companies
We have access to the following professional service companies in our region, of which we introduce you to the support you need:
    • 525 Law Offices
    • 162 Temporary Staffing Services
    • 160 Offices of CPA’s
    • 34 Employment Placement Agencies
    • 24 Payroll Services
    • 22 Professional Employer Organizations
    • 16 Executive Search Companies

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