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INSIDER'S GUIDE TO LEWISTON AND ADJACENT CITY OF AUBURN - 8-27-20 Presented by Shanna Cox, Executive Director of the LA Metro Chamber


Lewiston is Maine’s second largest city and is located on the banks of the Androscoggin River. Lewiston and neighboring City of Auburn form the business and cultural center of Androscoggin County. Lewiston’s diverse economy includes world-class health care facilities/providers/LifeFlight medical transport; manufacturing; financial institutions; technology; and telecommunications. It is a growing community of arts, culture, diversity, and business.

Deemed "Certified Business Friendly" by the State of Maine, Lewiston is also home to the thriving LA Metro Chamber. Entrepreneurs of all ages are making their mark on Lewiston!

Lewiston is also home to nationally recognized Bates College, University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston/Auburn College, Purdue University Global, the Maine College of Health Professions, as well as a dynamic pre-K through grade 12 school system.

With a reputation as a leader in fine arts and cultural offerings, venues include LA Arts, The Public Theatre, Schaeffer Theatre, Olin Arts Center, Museum LA, Maine Music Society, Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, Franco-American Collection at Lewiston-Auburn College, The Franco Center, and the world-acclaimed Bates College Dance Festival.

In addition to multiple annual festivals such as the Liberty Festival, Emerge Film Festival, Great Falls Balloon Festival, Greek Festival, World Refugee Day, and Brew Fest, Lewiston is known for its diverse restaurants, recreational access to the Androscoggin River, walking trails, parks, historic landmarks, and proximity to Maine’s coastline and Western mountains seasonal opportunities.  In addition, Lewiston's multi-faceted downtown Riverfront Island Master Plan continues to move forward!

(Photo by Tom Reichard)