Scott BensonEconomic & Business Development
- Tax Increment Financing
- Site and Project Development
- Economic Development Planning
- Keene State College, Journalism
After spending 20 years supporting economic and community development initiatives on the municipal, regional, and statewide levels, Scott Benson joined LAEGC in 2015 as the Economic & Business Development Director. He works closely with the president of the council to encourage business expansion, business retention, entrepreneurship, and business attraction to the cities of Lewiston Auburn.
Scott began his career in the Midcoast region, where he grew up. Over the years he has been proud to serve the surrounding communities and beyond as a business consultant, among other things. He is a devoted family man; he lives with his wife Elizabeth in Augusta and is the proud father of four and grandfather to twins.
Prior to coming to work for LAEGC, Scott served as the Senior Program Director for the Midcoast Economic Development District, the Development Director for the Town of Lisbon, the Associate Development Director for the City of Augusta, and as an economic development consultant for Eaton Peabody Consulting Group.
Currently, he serves on the Economic Development Council of Maine, the International Economic Development Council, and the City of Augusta’s Board of Assessment Review. He is also a certified Community Development Block Grant administrator.
October 7, 2016
September 16, 2016