Town of Fairfield
The Town of Fairfield is located in southern Somerset County in the heart of Maine's Kennebec Valley, and straddling the Waterville and Skowhegan "micropolitan" areas. The town is bound on the East by the historic Kennebec River and to the west by the Belgrade Lakes region.
Fairfield is known as an important crossroads and is the point of intersection of two of the largest transportation corridors in the state, U.S. Route 201 and Interstate 95. Fairfield is home to many thriving businesses, and with 55 square miles also contains large areas of developable land. The town has a substantial urban residential and historic downtown district and several quaint unincorporated villages that contribute to its charm and character.
With a local community college and regional high school, an easy commute to anywhere in central Maine, and unrivaled access to outdoor sports and recreation, many families find Fairfield the perfect place to reside.
Fairfield has some of the best bass fishing in the state and has several large antique shops on Route 201. In 2013 we were awarded “Business-Friendly” certification by the State. Come on down and see what we have to offer!
Fairfield at a Glance...
- The historic Gerald Hotel building has been redeveloped into housing for senior citizens. This $6.5 million project was a result of a lot of hard work by the town's Economic Development Committee, and the partnership with a developer who specializes in these types of projects.
- Adjacent to the Gerald, the town has partnered with another developer to acquire and demolish two older structures at the key intersection of Fairfield's downtown to make way for new commercial opportunities.
- Efforts focusing on workforce development are underway in Fairfield with the recent expansion of Kennebec Valley Community College to a new campus as well as, Maine's first charter school, Goodwill-Hinckleys Maine Academy of Natural
- Natural Gas is coming to Fairfield in 2014, which will be a boon for larger local employers, including Sappi Fine Paper to the north and Huhtamaki Packaging to the south. The build-out of distribution lines will continue in the coming years and many businesses are already signing up for service.
Name: Darryl Sterling, Director, Central Maine Growth Council
Phone: (207) 680-7300
Highlights from the review Team
- Effectively utilizes TIFs and its Revolving Loan Fund account in support of community and business development initiatives
- Engaged in proactive partnerships with CMGC, KRDA, KVCOG and the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce
- Successful collaboration with Kennebec Valley Community College and, notably, the Town's partnership with Goodwill Hinckley's Maine Academy of Natural Sciences, Maine's first charter school, plays an important role in workforce development in the region.