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Why Houlton?

Houlton offers a multitude of benefits for starting or continuing to grow your business including pre-approved tax increment financing (TIF) districts, downtown revolving loan fund, the lowest power rates in New England and the fastest broadband internet options in Maine. In addition, our support network for businesses in and around Houlton gives business owners the best chance at success.

Fast Broadband Internet

Practically every home and business in Houlton is served by multiple broadband providers, including Spectrum, Consolidated Communications and our very own Pioneer Broadband.

Pioneer Broadband offers fast, affordable and reliable Fiber to the Home (FTTH) internet at symmetrical speeds up to 1,000Mbps. Pioneer’s team are right here in Houlton, putting us on the cutting edge of technology, and positioning Houlton as a leader in future growth for business, schools, healthcare and a connected workforce.

Having access to fast, affordable and reliable fiber internet makes remote work and telecommuting easy.

Southern Aroostook Development Corporation

Southern Aroostook Development Corporation (SADC) is an economic enhancement organization, founded in 1998, to develop and expand the economic base of Southern Aroostook County. Business and community leaders from throughout the area are working together to help coordinate, promote and guide new business creation.

Greater Houlton Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Houlton Chamber of Commerce is organized to advance the general welfare and prosperity of the Greater Houlton Area so that it’s citizens and all areas of business and community shall prosper. All necessary means shall be given to economic, civic, commercial, cultural, industrial and educational interests of the area.

Town of Houlton

Welcome to the Town of Houlton. Our motto of “Worth a visit, worth a lifetime” can best be exemplified on this website. Whether it is the contact information for the department heads, the agenda for the upcoming council meeting or a list of community activities, this website provides you the information necessary to do business in our community.

Media Assets

Houlton is home to a variety of boutique shops, restaurants, and recreational areas. The town is situated on the New Brunswick Canadian border with the vibrant town of Woodstock only a 20-minute drive away. 

WHOU FM

WHOU 100.1 FM is a local radio station, located in Houlton, Maine. We are your home for local sports, events, and weather. Stream thousands of events live and through archive at whou.live.

Houlton Pioneer Times

We are Houlton's weekly hometown newspaper serving the interests of southern Aroostook and northern Penobscot counties since 1857!

WAGM-TV

WAGM-TV is Northern Maine's and Western New Brunswick's News and Entertainment Leader. It is an affiliate of the CBS, NBC, FOX and CW Networks.

Opening a fine dining restaurant in downtown Houlton and also continuing my profession as a consultant has been possible because of this community. The risk in starting a business, or taking over an existing business, is lower here than anywhere else we’ve been. For us, moving to the Houlton area meant working to live, rather than living to work. We’ve never looked back!

- Kristen Wells