Scarborough Economic Development Corporation
The mission of the Scarborough Economic Development (SEDCO) is to support economic and business development to improve the quality of life in Scarborough by expanding the town’s tax and employment base.
SEDCO is a quasi-municipal non-profit development corporation providing site location, business and economic development, and government liaison services for individuals and businesses seeking to either create a new investment opportunity in Scarborough, or expand an existing one.
Incorporated in 1985 to enhance Scarborough’s position to attract part of the new wave of industrial and commercial enterprises location in Southern Maine, the Corporation has become a unique resource as the economic picture has changed.
Created as a private non-profit corporation by the Scarborough Town Council and governed by an appointed nine-member Board of Directors, SEDCO continues to expand its range of services to meet the needs of both new ventures as well as of any existing industrial and commercial ventures.
Please note, SEDCO is not a membership organization. If you are located in Scarborough, you can access our services.
Scarborough Chamber of Commerce
The Scarborough Community Chamber advocates for, promotes and develops local business and our community. We lead by educating, networking, marketing and generating opportunities for active business members to succeed.
The Scarborough Community Chamber of Commerce advocates for its business members. Scarborough Chamber member businesses are automatically part of the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce, along with the other five local Chamber communities. The Scarborough Community Chamber of Commerce has provided valuable networking opportunities, economic development initiatives and community support activities for over 35 years.
The Scarborough Community Chamber of Commerce understands that part of its responsibility to the members and to the town is to give back to the community. The Chamber partners with the Town offering an annual free six-week summer concert series at Memorial Park that attracts people from throughout the state and beyond.
Concerts in the Park
Scarborough Buy Local
“Scarborough Buy Local’s Mission is to support locally owned, independent businesses, to maintain the unique community character, provide continuing opportunities for entrepreneurs, and to build a sustainable local economy. We work to educate citizens about the importance of the local economy, culture, and social fabric. We work to give voice to locally owned, independent business by providing a group branding, promotion, and advertising and provide the same advantages that national chains enjoy. We work to create strong relationship between our members, citizens, local government and media. Our membership is growing at a steady pace. With this growth, we have been able to accomplish more, and have a larger impact upon our community.”