The Vision: An Economic Development Guide

The Vision Committee, A joint project of the Scarborough Community Chamber and the Scarborough Economic Development Corporation, presents The Vision: An Economic Development Guide for the Town of Scarborough.


The Vision is the culmination of more than two years of work by this committee and provides a wholistic view of economic development in the form of ten vision statements. To download the current draft of The Vision, click below.


The Vision


The Vision

Process & Timeline

SEDCO and the Scarborough Community Chamber (SCC) have been working on a long-term economic development Vision & Plan for Scarborough for the past two and a half years. 

Business and key stakeholder input was sought back in March 2009 and a DRAFT document was distributed to key stakeholders and the public this fall for comment.

Public Comment Sessions were held at Town Hall on Monday, November 16, 2009 from 8:00am-10:00am and on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 from 6:30pm-8:30pm.

The SEDCO and SCC Boards both voted to support the DRAFT Vision Goals and the process in a joint letter of support which can be viewed here.

The business focus groups and 1-on-1 meeting comments from Spring 2009 may be viewed here.

We completed the final Vision document in December 2009, integrating all the public comments we have received into the final version.

A Vision presentation to the Town Council on this final Vision document was made on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 7:00pm.

A newspaper article about the December 16, 2009 Vision presentation to the Town Council may be viewed here.

The implementation planning portion of the Vision process began in January 2010 and continued through February 2011.



Other References

Update to the Comprehensive Plan (2006)

Business Visitation Survey Program (2008)

Looking Out for Portland and the Region (2007)

Haigis Parkway Committee Report (2001)

Growth & Services Report (2000)