Welcome to the area. Ellsworth is situated at the head of navigation on the Union River and is a major crossing point for highways, hence its motto “Crossroads of Downeast Maine”. As the shire town of Hancock County, Ellsworth is the administrative and commercial hub of Downeast Maine. The motto is also appropriate because the city successfully merges high quality of life with a growing business climate. Ellsworth is gaining in popularity; it provides good soil for individuals and businesses wanting to relocate. As you think about a move to Ellsworth, you may have the following questions: Will the economy of Ellsworth provide a base whereby my business and/or family can succeed? What are the business needs, both in retail and service areas? Will Ellsworth and the area provide a high quality of life for my family and me? Ellsworth and the area can supply all these things and more. Ellsworth provides for incoming as well as opportunities for growth in companies that are already here. Ellsworth is small enough to allow businesses to build customer relationships based on trust and friendliness. and large enough to maintain reasonable profits. Besides being the county seat with its attendant governmental and legal functions, Ellsworth is also the trading, banking, and dining center for Hancock county and parts of the neighboring counties. The downtown section has a large variety of stores and shops. In addition, there are shopping centers. Major towns also served by Ellsworth businesses are Blue Hill, Bar Harbor, Castine, Deer Isle, Franklin, Hancock, Lamoine, Sorrento, Stonington, Sullivan, Surry, and Trenton. It also remains below the national average in cost of living. A business and relocation packet is available. Please feel free to contact the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce office at 207-667-5584 with any questions.