Economic Development


Chelsea’s Economic Vision: To create a business friendly environment that provides a high quality of life, a vibrant economy, and a welcoming atmosphere, while protecting our town’s rural character and natural resources

In March of 2017, the Town of Chelsea published its Strategic Economic Development Plan . The plan  was facilitated by Kennebec Valley Council of Governments and developed with input from a business survey and public meeting. The plan established priority projects that have the greatest potential to generate economic activity in the town and improve overall quality of life for residents. The priority projects were developed to help advance four primary objectives of the Plan:

1: Plan for the future

2:  Support Business Growth and Prosperity

3:  Create and maintain an efficient review and permit approval process

4:  Develop a functional network for economic development

The Town of Chelsea Economic Development Committee is now advancing the plan toward implementation and has retained Camoin Associates to help with these efforts. The Committee is reviewing the priority projects to determine next steps to progress the town’s economic development goals.

In addition, the Committee is working with Camoin to engage the community in “Future Forward Chelsea” forums that will be an opportunity for the town to listen, engage and adapt the economic development plan for implementation

Stay tuned to the Town of Chelsea Facebook page for updates on dates and locations of the meetings. We hope to see you there.