Community & Economic Development

Contact: Jennifer Curtis, Director of Planning & Development
Email: planning@bowdoinham.com 
Hours: By Appointment
Phone: Phone: 666-5531 Fax: 666-5532

    The Department of Community and Economic Development is funded through two TIF (Tax Increment Financing) Districts. The first was approved at Town Meeting in June 2000, then amended at Town Meeting in June 2019; the funds for this district come from property taxes on Northeast Pipeline properties located in Bowdoinham.  The second was approved at Town Meeting in June 2014; the funds for this district come from the property taxes from of a portion of Central Maine Power Company’s properties located in Bowdoinham.  
    The goal of the department is to support the existing businesses of Bowdoinham through promotion of their services, educational opportunities, community awareness and networking. The Department strives to develop and attract sustainable businesses to Bowdoinham that will reflect the high quality of life and strong sense of community that Bowdoinham is known for. Finally, the department develops, organizes, and coordinates community-enhancing events to bring together the citizens of Bowdoinham.