Community Economic Development

               

The mission of Castine’s town government is to provide services and resources essential to public safety and a functional economy (economic development) to its nearly 1,400 citizens. We are a supportive and welcoming community that offers a variety of recreational and cultural activities, reasonable access to transportation and excellent public and private educational opportunities in the immediate area.  Our diverse and well-educated workforce and heritage of hard work and ingenuity make us an attractive choice for businesses.  As the home of nationally recognized Maine Maritime Academy, Castine is particularly appealing for those in the fields of marine services and technologies.

Our Visitors Center, located on Castine’s scenic waterfront, has become the hub of economic development activity. While serving as a venue where visitors arrive by bike, boat or vehicle to learn more about our village, it has simultaneously become a rallying point for the Castine Merchants Association (CMA) and a source of pride for our town. The CMA rents the space and covers all operating cost. The Visitors Center has also spawned the purchase of Scarlett, a low-speed vehicle operated by the Castine Touring Company, which provides transportation from the waterfront and volunteer guided tours around our historic town.

In the first two seasons, the Visitors Center hosted over 3,000 visitors from all 50 states and 24 foreign countries. The Center is open from Memorial Day Weekend through September. Hours of operation are 9-4, Monday thru Saturday and 12-4 Sundays. Come in so our volunteers can tell you what is so special about our town.

 

Castine: Open for business

 

News and Events

Town Calendar

Monday, January 21
  • Town Office CLOSED - Martin Luther King Jr Day Holiday 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
  • Witherle Library CLOSED
  • Adams School CLOSED for MLK Day
  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle 11:00 am at   Witherle Memorial Libray
Tuesday, January 22
  • Fitness Class 8:30 am at   Basement of Emerson Hall
  • Shawl Ministry 1:00 pm at   Trinitarian Congregational Parish
  • Selectboard/Assessors & Overseers of the Poor Mtg 4:00 pm at   Emerson Hall, 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
  • Public Hearing 4:00 pm at   67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
Wednesday, January 23
  • T/G Mtg = CANCELLED 8:00 am at   MMA Leeward RM
Thursday, January 24
  • Fitness Class 8:30 am at   Basement of Emerson Hall
Monday, January 28
  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle 11:00 am at   Witherle Memorial Libray
Tuesday, January 29
  • Fitness Class 8:30 am at   Basement of Emerson Hall
Thursday, January 31
  • Fitness Class 8:30 am at   Basement of Emerson Hall
  • Calvineers Spaghetti Dinner 5:00 pm at   Emerson Hall
Monday, February 4
  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle 11:00 am at   Witherle Memorial Libray
Tuesday, February 5
  • Shawl Ministry 1:00 pm at   Trinitarian Congregational Parish
  • CHPC Mtg 4:00 pm at   67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
Wednesday, February 6
  • School board meeting 5:00 pm at   Adams School
Sunday, February 10
  • Just For Fun Concert 3:00 pm at   Trinitarian Congregational Parish of Castine
Monday, February 11
  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle 11:00 am at   Witherle Memorial Libray
Thursday, February 14
  • Planning Board Mtg 7:00 pm at   67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
Monday, February 18
  • Adams School Winter Break
  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle 11:00 am at   Witherle Memorial Libray
Tuesday, February 19
  • Adams School Winter Break
  • Shawl Ministry 1:00 pm at   Trinitarian Congregational Parish
Wednesday, February 20
  • Adams School Winter Break