Oxford County Business Community

Oxford County has the infrastructure, workforce and positive local attitude that encourages and supports entrepreneurship and a diverse economy based on natural resources, tourism, manufacturing and commercial development. Norway Savings Bank, Hunting Dearborn, Inc. and Maine Machine Products are examples of businesses that started in Oxford County and continue to thrive and grow here. Oxford County is also home to facilities owned by national and international companies, including Catalyst Paper Corporation, Irving Forest Products Ltd, and Boyne Resorts (Sunday River).

One of our newest employers is the Oxford Resort Casino (Churchill Downs), the first casino in Maine, which is located on Route 26 in Oxford. Plans for the casino complex include a casino, two 200-room hotels, meeting space, a spa and parking garage. The casino employs 420 people.  When the casino complex is complete investors hope to be

  • hosting over a million visitors every year,
  • collecting $127 million in gambling revenues, and
  • bringing in approximately $50 million in additional revenues to area businesses (e.g., restaurants, motels/hotels).

The casino will also attract more visitors to Maine. Market studies show that the casino will attract at least 30 percent of its customers from outside Maine, thereby drawing new visitors to Maine. There are discussions underway now to reactivate passenger rail service from Montreal through Oxford County and S. Paris and all the way to the Maine State Pier which could bring an additional 800,000 visitors to Maine each year and additional visitors to Oxford County.

Company Name Location Website
Catalyst Paper Corporation Rumford www.catalystpaper.com
Sunday River Skiway Corp. Newry www.sundayriver.com
Stephens Memorial Hospital Norway www.wmhcc.org
Walmart Stores in Oxford and Mexico www.walmart.com
Norway Savings Bank Norway www.norwaysavingsbank.com
Maine Machine Products South Paris http://gennx360.com/news/details/26
Hunting Dearborn, Inc. Fryeburg www.dearbornprecision.com
Bancroft Contracting Corp. S. Paris www.bancroftcontracting.com
Irving Forest Products Inc. Dixfield www.jdirving.com
KBS Building Systems, Inc. S. Paris www.kbs-homes.com
New Balance Norway www.newbalance.com
Green Thumb Farms Fryeburg http://greenthumbfarms.com/
Hannaford Stores in Rumford and Oxford www.hannaford.com
The C.N. Brown, Co. S. Paris www.cnbrown.com
Vulcan Electric Company Porter www.vulcanelectric.com