Economic Development

Future Forward Chelsea

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Future Forward Chelsea

At a recent meeting 30 members of the Chelsea community came out to discuss businessdevelopment ideas, economic opportunities for Chelsea and a general vision for the future of Chelsea. This was the first of two Future Forward Chelsea forums. The second will be held later in the springtime. Stay tuned for more developments and progress on the Town’s Economic Development Strategic Plan. Email Town Manager, Scott Tilton if you’d like to know more about the town’s Economic Development Committee and how you can contribute.


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.

On February 27, 2018, over 30 members of the Chelsea community came out to discuss community and business development opportunities, unique assets to Chelsea and an overall a vision for the future of Chelsea.

Interested in these topics but were unable to attend? Interested in joining the Economic Development Committee and helping to advance economic development goals in Chelsea? Email Town Manager, Scott Tilton at The Town will hold another Future Forward Chelsea Meeting during the Spring, so stay tuned to the Facebook page and the website to learn details about the upcoming meeting.

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.