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Regional Info - Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce

aerial 10 2Interstate 95, the backbone of highway transportation in Maine, serves the Capital area. In addition many other major highways converge in the Capital helping to make it a true center of commerce and travel.

Portland and Bangor are about one hour's drive away and Boston is less than a three-hour drive.

US Airways Express - Operated by Colgan Air provides scheduled service to Boston and on from the Augusta State Airport. Charter air service and flight instruction courses are available from Maine Instrument Flight. Helicopter service is also available. Augusta has a variety of trucking firms, which offer freight service to the area. Vermont Transit buses serve Augusta; Kennebec Valley Transit provides local public bus transportation and rental cars are available at Augusta State Airport and at several automobile dealers.

Augusta's new third bridge over the Kennebec River provides convenience for the city's 25,000 daily commuters as well as for the millions of trips to and from our nearby coastal regions.

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Automobile Registration

Mailing address: Secretary of State, Motor Vehicle Division, State House Station 29, Augusta, Maine 04333-0029.

Phone: (207) 624-9000.

Location: 19 Anthony Avenue, Augusta, Maine.

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Economic Development

 

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Doing Business in Kennebec Valley

The Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce is a business association of some 750 businesses, industries and organizations in the greater Augusta region and southern Kennebec County. The Chamber's teamwork approach is key in building a stronger economy, better business environment and higher quality of life for the 70,000 citizens in the 23-community area.

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Healthcare

Health services in this central part of the state are provided by Waterville and Augusta campuses of MaineGeneral Health, which includes a teaching unit associated with Dartmouth Medical School. MaineGeneral opened a state-of-the-art Alfond Cancer Care Center in Augusta in 2007 and in 2013 completed its $312 million hospital in Augusta to serve a population of 180,000 primarily in Kennebec and Somerset Counties. Other health facilities include the VA Maine Healthcare System, Home Resources of Maine, HealthReach Network home services and a number of others.

Dentists & Orthodontists

 
 
  

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Education

School systems within the Capital Area are strongly committed to the educational, social and personal development of our children. Our schools are noted for fine academic programs, which have prepared students for the best colleges in the country. Several Capital area communities are upgrading schools to assure the best educational opportunities for our children. To meet the needs of a diverse student population, our schools offer special needs and honors programs, as well as alternative programs for students interested in exploring non-traditional environments. For more information, contact the Superintendent's Office of the City or Town of interest.

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The Arts

Entertainment and Culture in the Kennebec Valley Region

Entertainment in the Kennebec Valley Region includes a number of  live theater opportunities and the Augusta Symphony Orchestra plus numerous musical/cultural presentations in the many public schools and at the University of Maine at Augusta which features a jazz program. The latest movies are presented at a modern 10-screen cinema.

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Hunting & Fishing

The Kennebec Valley Region boasts many areas of outdoor recreation. Whether you are looking to hook a big bass or take home some meat for dinner, Kennebec Valley can provide. 

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Transportation

Interstate 95, the backbone of highway transportation in Maine, serves the Capital area. In addition, many other major highways converge in the Capital helping to make it a true center of commerce and travel.  

Portland and Bangor are about an hour’s drive away and Boston is less than a three-hour drive.

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Real Estate

Housing

Housing in the Capital Area is available to suit every taste and need. Median sales price of homes in Kennebec County in 2014 was $139,400 although the range of homes can extend to luxury homes on beautiful lakeside settings. Homes for the most part are located on heavily vegetated lots whether in the urban areas or in nearby country settings. Apartments are available in the area at reasonable prices and a number of seniors and assisted-living homes are available.

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Media

The Kennebec Journal serves the region as the primary daily newspaper. Several local radio stations are operated by Blueberry Broadcasting: Town Square Media and Mountain Wireless. Time Warner Cable provides cable television, phone and internet services to the Capital Area. Network service is available via stations WCSH-TV, WGME-TV, WMTW-TV, and WABI-TV located in Bangor, Lewiston/Auburn and Portland, Maine.

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Industry

The Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce is a business association of some 700 businesses, industries and organizations in the greater Augusta region, southern Kennebec County. The Chamber's teamwork approach is key in building a stronger economy, better business environment and higher quality of life for the 75,000 citizens in the 22-community area.

While government provides nearly four of every ten jobs in the region, other large employers include major distribution companies, health organizations, the state's largest electric utility headquarters, natural gas headquarters, financial institutions, growing retail centers and statewide non-profit associations’ headquarters.

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Employment

While government provides nearly four of every ten jobs in the region, other large employers include major distribution companies, health organizations, the state's largest electric utility headquarters, natural gas headquarters, financial institutions, growing retail ceneter and statewide non-profit associations' headquarters.      

Augusta is a one-hour drive from Portland, less than three hours drive from Boston. While the City's population is only 18,500, the City is the service center to a large area of some 70,000 people - and more recently a retail shopping mecca for a population of some 250,000.

If you are looking for employment in our region, please check out the job postings from our members.

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KV Chamber of Commerce
21 University Drive
Augusta, ME 04330

(207) 623-4559
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