Working Here

Nestled among four beautiful lakes and a hub for community agriculture and sustainable business, it is easy to be charmed and want to call Monmouth home. It is so beautiful and peaceful, it is easy to miss the energy caused by considerable economic development activity being boosted by a strong school system, technical improvements like broadband, a strong business and employee base, a revolving micro loan and grant program, strong arts and culture rooted in a historic theater in the heart of downtown, and much more.

Available Properties

Starting A Business in Monmouth

Starting A New Business

A great way to start a new business is to create a business plan. For assistance in creating this plan, check out the Small Business Association website at

You may also get free help in creating a business plan from the Small Business Development Center located at Kennebec Valley Council of Government located at 17 Main Street, Fairfield, Maine or call Janet Roderick at (207) 453-4258 ext 215.

All businesses require the following:

Occupying a existing space with no changes

  • Occupancy permit
  • A review for any code violations with a no-cost inspection from Code Enforcement

Occupying a new or changed space

  • Occupancy permit
  • Building/plumbing permits covering any changes to building

Code Enforcement Officer: David Shaw, (207) 933-2206 Ext: 105

Financing Help

If you need some help in starting or expanding a business, please contact the Economic and Development Committee at (207) 933-2206.

Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Plan »

Downtown Façade Improvement Grant Program »