The mission of the BDC is to:
● Foster, encourage, assist, support, and promote economic development through the establishment of business enterprises;
● Promote social welfare for the well-being of our community;
● Promote social welfare by eliminating prejudice and discrimination in an economic context;
● Combat community deterioration through economic development, and;
● Lessen the burdens of government through beautification of the Town.

The BDC was formed in 1995 by the Town of Brunswick as a local development corporation. In 2013, the Board of Directors determined that the organization should move towards independence from local government. In 2017, BDC obtained its 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit status, allowing the organization to seek private funds and further its mission.


  • Larissa Darcy, President
  • Bill Morrell, Vice President / Secretary
  • Nat Henshaw, At-Large
  • James Mason, At-Large
  • Sande Updegraph, Town Councilor
  • Steve Weems, Town Councilor
  • Town Manager, Ex Officio

Sally Costello

85 Union Street
Brunswick, ME 04011
Phone: 207-721-4051
Email: scostello@brunswickme.org