Orono Economic Development Corporation

The Orono Economic Development Corporation is a nonprofit, 501(c)(4) corporation dedicated to the growth of business and cultural enterprise in Orono. The Board of Directors includes leaders from business, industry, and services sectors. The University of Maine and Town government are active members of the board.

OEDC was incorporated in 2000 to facilitate development in the Maine Technology Industrial Park, where we formerly owned one of the principal buildings in the park. Our mission is to: 
"Further, encourage, and assist with the location, settlement, or expansion of manufacturing and other business, educational or cultural enterprises in the Town of Orono."

OEDC Board of Directors

Name Sector
Stevenson (Shep) Sheppard; President Surveying & Cartography
Mark Erhardt; Vice President Financial Services
Robert Bass; Treasurer Small Business Owner
David Thompson, Secretary Forestry
Jerry Hayman Higher Education/Finance
Michael Jones Accountant
Ryan Lowe Administration
Paul Melrose Engineering
Dave Pickering Management
Paul Riechmann Market Research
Jay Shields Manufacturing
Judy Sullivan Town Government
Stephanie Welcomer Management
Guy Whitten Small Business Owner
Email - info@oedc.org
Phone - 207-866-2556

Dave Milan, Economic Development Director
Email - dmilan@orono.org
Phone - 207-889-6912

Kyle Drexler, Planning Department
Email - kdrexler@orono.org
Phone - 207-889-6908

Sophie Wilson, Town Manager
Email - swilson@orono.org

Phone - 207-889-6900