Lewiston is Maine's second largest city and is located on the banks of the Androscoggin River. 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 City of Maine, Lewiston is also home to the thriving LA Metro Chamber, as well as entrepreneurs of all ages and interests making their mark! Lewiston and neighboring City of Auburn form the business and cultural center of Androscoggin County.
Lewiston is also home to the nationally recognized Bates College, University of Southern Maine Lewiston-Auburn College (USM LA), the Maine College of Health Professions, and is home to a dynamic pre-K through grade 12 school system.
Recognized 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 USM Lewiston, The Gendron Franco Center of Heritage & Performing Arts, and the world-acclaimed Bates 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 Festival, 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, with a rowing regatta as the newest attraction.