Faced with the decline of the local textile industry in the late 1960s, the City
of Biddeford set out to diversify its economic base through the development of City-own
ed industrial parks. Using a combination of $2 million in federal (EDA) and local bond issues, the City of Biddeford acquired land and constructed four fully-serviced industrial/business parks between 1970 and 1984. By any measure, the parks have been enormously successful in attracting scores of businesses while creating hundreds of jobs and expanding and diversifying the City's tax base.
Biddeford Industrial Park
Morin Street and Drapeau Street
Biddeford Industrial Park is Biddeford’s first industrial park. Developed in 1967, its proximity to the Maine Turnpike makes it an excellent choice for manufacturers.
18 business firms
400 full or part time jobs
Airport Industrial Park
Precourt Street, Hill Street and Landry Street
Located adjacent to Biddeford Municipal airport, this is the city’s largest business park, both in acreage and activity. Several high-tech companies are located here.
25 business firms
900 full or part time jobs
Alfred Road Industrial Park
A wide variety of firms are located here, including Biddeford/Saco/Old Orchard Beach Transit and Biddeford Ice arena.
17 business firms
225 full or part time jobs
Dodge Business Park
Barra Road, Healthcare Drive, and Springbrook Drive
Dodge is the city’s newest business park. Partly due to its proximity to Southern Maine Health Care, it has attracted firms in the health care industry. Buildable lots are still available. Contact Biddeford Economic Development Department for more information.
250 full or Part time jobs
Combined, these parks are home to 66 firms, employ more than 1,775 people, have a property value of $85 million and contribute more than $1.56 million annually in property taxes.