Aquaculture Assets

  • Large quantities of surface water (at least 20mgd)
    • Direct access to West Branch Penobscot River
    • Class B
  • Ambient Temperature (surface water)(°F/°C)
    • Annual Average: 51.8/11
    • High: 75.4/24.1
    • Low: 36.8/2.7
  • Streamlined permitting. Business-friendly, amendable SLODA (site and land) permitting 100% renewable power
  • Close to major markets on the US eastern seaboard
  • Research collaboration opportunities with the Aquaculture Research Institute at the University of Maine

Site Description

  • Located in Millinocket, Maine
  • Existing Infrastructure
    • Approx. 1400 acres zoned for development
    • Less than 200 acres of brownfield, less than 1,200 acres of greenfield
    • 126 MW of low-cost, renewable hydropower
    • On-site access to Canadian Pacific Railway
  • 2022 EDA Funded Infrastructure Improvements
    • 34.5 KV power supply to Greenfield tenants
    • Water main, fire hydrants and redundant pumps & power for site fire suppression
    • Sewer installation for connection by tenants
    • Renewable power distribution


  • Population of 52 million people within 500 miles
  • Close to major markets in Boston, Quebec, New York and Philadelphia



  • Proximate access to interstate
    • 12 miles from 1-95
  • Access to Canadian Pacific Rail (Rail spur)
  • Millinocket Municipal Airport
    • Town owned public use airport
    • Scheduled rebuild of one (4,700/1,433) (possibly two) runways in 2023

Workforce Development Capacity

  • Katahdin Higher Education Center (KHEC) to tailor specific workforce development programs. KHEC is an off-campus site of Eastern Maine Community Center and the University of Maine system
  • Maine Department of Labor: On-the-job Training Funds


  • Pine Tree Development Zone (PTZ) – Tier 1 location and eligible industry sector
  • Business Equipment Tax Exemption (BETE)
  • Opportunity Zone (OZ)
  • Municipal Tax Increment Financing (TIF)
  • New Market Tax Credit (NMTC)
  • Employment Tax Increment Financing (ETIF)

Other Benefits

  • 4 seasons of world-class outdoor recreation, including hunting, fishing, biking, hiking, boating, snowmobiling,
  • ATVing, and skiing
  • High fiber optic capacity
  • Safe and secure
  • High quality of life

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