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 Orono Site Locations

Maine Technology Industrial Park

75-acre park at Exit 193 off I-95.  Businesses include the Target Technology Center, NexxLynx, Bank of America, Sensor Research and Development, U.S. Postal Service, Black Bear Inn, and offices. Lots still available.  Public sewer, public water, 3-phase power, high speed Internet.  In a Pine Tree Zone, eligible for tax incentives.  Contact Dave Milan, Orono Economic Development Director, 207-866-5051.

Target Technology Center

Looking for more than just office space? Target Technology Center has been serving both start-ups and market tenants for over 15 years. Start-ups have the services of University of Maine’s Incubator Program. Everyone has access to FAST internet, conference rooms, kitchen, photocopying and fax machines. Close to I-95, UMaine, and Downtown Orono. More at http://www.targetincubator.umaine.edu/

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Kelley Road Business Park

30-acre park in design and permitting stage, at Exit 191 off I-95, four miles north of Bangor Mall.  Being designed with campus setting, ideal for professional, hospitality, medical, technology, and other businesses.  In a Pine Tree Zone.

 Downtown Orono

Village downtown that is also UMaine’s downtown – with a popular cluster of restaurants and specialty shops.  Riverside trail, Post Office, Library and municipal campus are steps away. The Main Street Historic District leads into Downtown.  Class A office space available at University Credit Union Complex.

Three public parking lots.  Shuttle bus to campus.  The Orono Village Association helps to maintain and promote this special district.

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 University Mall

A community shopping center across from the Maine Technology Park at Exit 193 off I-95, with groceries, restaurants, cinema, and services.  Space available.

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 Infrastructure

Transportation

Bangor International Airport has direct and non-stop service to NYC, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Detroit, Florida; worldwide connections; minutes from Orono

Highway – Orono is served by two exits (191 and 193) off Interstate 95.  Downtown straddles U.S. Route 2.

Concord Coach Lines has daily intercity bus service connecting Orono to Portland and Boston

Public TransitBAT Community Connector has daily bus service in Bangor metro region, including between Bangor and Orono

Black Bear Orono Express – free public shuttle bus between Downtown Orono and University of Maine campus

Port of Searsport is one of three seaports in Maine, within 40 miles of Orono

Rail – Orono and the Bangor region are served by Pan Am Railways

Communications and High Speed Internet

Old Town-Orono Fiber Corporation

The Town of Orono, City of Old Town, and University of Maine System have created the Old Town-Orono Fiber Corp. to build the “last mile” connections of Fiber to the Home and Business. OTO Fiber will link the last mile to the “Three Ring Binder” already in place. The dark fiber owned and managed by OTO Fiber will be available for lease to ISPs and institutions on an open access basis. Contact: Belle Ryder, President, belle@orono.org.

Fairpoint Communications

Great Works, Inc.

Maine Fiber Company

OTT Communications

Time Warner Cable

 Electricity

Bangor Hydro Electric

Natural Gas

Bangor Natural Gas

Workforce Resources

The Big Gig is a partnership between the towns of Orono & Old Town, the University of Maine & Husson University, and Blackstone Accelerates Growth. Its goal is to create a network of people who are looking to make positive change and bring economic impact to our communities. No business or enterprise is too large or too small to get involved!

Maine Dept. of Labor – Labor Market Area data

Tri-County Career Center, Bangor

University of Maine Career Center

Maine College Career Consortium

Business and Financial Assistance

Pine Tree Zones

Eastern Maine Development Corporation

USDA Rural Development

Finance Authority of Maine

Maine Dept. of Economic and Community Development, Office of Business Dev.

Industrial Rail Access Program

Colleges and Universities in Bangor Metro and Eastern Maine

University of Maine, Orono

Husson University, Bangor

Eastern Maine Community College, Bangor

New England School of Communications, Bangor

Beal College, Bangor

UMA Bangor (University College), Bangor

College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor

Maine Maritime Academy, Castine

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