Biddeford's recent revitalization has gained national attention, including in The Christian Science Monitor.
"With some 35 neighborhood meetings and the participation of hundreds of residents, Biddeford opted to buy out the waste incinerator and move forward with other plans that ultimately created a wave of development and revitalization."
Chronicle on WCVB 5 shared several features on Biddeford in May 2019. One piece featured Biddeford's history, mill revitalization, and the City Hall clock tower preservation project, and the second piece spotlights several downtown businesses that have been a part of Biddeford's rebirth.
Did you know Biddeford is Maine's youngest City? The Portland Press Herald spotlighted Biddeford's recent demographic and economic transformation in a recent piece. According to Census data, the median age of all residents is 35, and more than quarter of our 21,400 residents are between the ages of 20 and 34. The article describes the history of how the city reached this point, as well as what these demographic trends mean for Biddeford’s future.
Biddeford's growing culinary reputation has begun to earn national recognition!
Travel+Leisure's Summer 2019 issue featured an article titled "Artisanal Maine, Now in the Town of Biddeford", which highlighted Round Turn Distilling, Banded Brewing Co., Maine Pie Co., Elements, and Elda.
This city south of Portland is having its own culinary renaissance, thanks to a wave of new craft breweries, tasting rooms, and a stellar restaurant.
MaineBiz recognized the announcement of the Pepperell Mill Campus solar project, which is expected to be the largest privately-owned solar development in the state once complete. Senator Angus King came to Biddeford to celebrate the announcement and the accomplishments of our City, saying that "Biddeford is the most dynamic community in Maine right now."
Governor Janet Mills also spoke about Biddeford's recent economic development in her June 2019 "Eggs & Issues" speech to business leaders hosted by the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce. We are thankful that our governor recognizes the hard work of so many of our community members!