Main Street Skowhegan is dedicated to helping all Skowhegan businesses. We plan seminars to assist business owners, entrepreneurs, and other professionals with learning new tools and skills, and our commercial building listing provides information on local properties for rent or sale.
In 2015-16 we partnered with Skowhegan Savings Bank to present the Entrepreneur Challenge, designed to spur economic development. The program resulted in a new downtown business, the Maine Barkery, which is currently thriving.
In 2016 we collaborated with the municipality, the Skowhegan Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Skowhegan Economic Development Corporation to create a new business incentive package. The robust package includes assistance with planning a business, starting a business, and achieving business success.
As we work to implement the Skowhegan Strategic Plan for Community Transformation, we’ll be adding new services, networking events, and more to entice new business startups or expansions.