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The Planning & Economic Development Department is here to provide businesses with assistance in site searches, to assist in permitting of all types, and serve as you local government contact. The Department is responsible for business advocacy, business retention, and business attraction for the City of Saco. Our goal is to create an environment that supports a healthy and vibrant economic climate for Saco. We work to maintain and support existing businesses, as well as to attract new businesses to expand and broaden our diverse tax base. We aim to help Saco businesses compete effectively, whether in that be locally, regionally, or globally; while respecting the culture, character, and quality of life that makes Saco one of America’s great small cities.

Community Profile
View Saco's community profile.

Business & Industrial Parks
Learn more about Saco's Business and Industrial Parks.

Resources & Incentives
View information about ongoing Planning & Economic Development Department resources and initiatives.

Economic Development Commission
Visit the Economic Development Commission's page.

Available Properties
Learn more about available properties for your business here in Saco.


Planning & Economic Development Director
Denise Clavette 

City Planner
Emily Cole-Prescott, AICP

Economic Development Specialist
Jessa Berna

Planning & Economic Development Associate
Isabelle Oechslie