Doing Business

 The UpStart Center for Entreprenuership incubator, jointly developed by the University of Maine and the Bangor Target Area Development Corporation, is located in the Maine Tech Park. UMaine has its own Innovation Center for student enterprise. Downtown Orono is also a great place for start-ups, close to services, the University, and amenities.
 High Speed Internet is widely available, with the fastest data transfer rates in Maine. Cell phone coverage is available throughout the Town, with towers close by. Public water is supplied by the Orono-Veazie Water District, public sewer service by the Town's Sewer and Wastewater Department, natural gas by Bangor Natural Gas, and electrical service provided by Emera Maine.
Zoning & Codes
Click here for the Town of Orono Zoning Map
 Orono is zoned for commerce and industry, including the vicinity of Exits 191 and 193 of Interstate 95; Downtown; on Park Street near the University of Maine; and several neighborhood commercial areas. Small-scale businesses are welcome in the Stillwater Avenue corridor. Home occupation - an option for start-ups and professional services - are allowed throughout most of the Town, with approval by the Planning Board. 
 Agricultural enterprises are welcome throughout Orono's large Forestry and Agriculture District
 If you need to build or expand, the Code Enforcement Officer and potentially Town Planner will walk you through the process. 

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Here are a few more links that may provide business and financial assistance; Pine Tree Zones, Eastern Maine Development Corporation; USDA Rural Development; Finance Authority of Maine; Maine Dept. of Economic & Community Development, Industrial Rail Access Program.