Biddeford Economic Growth / by Whitney Hayward

Of all of the towns in Southern Maine, I've got to say, Biddeford is probably my favorite. Looking at it today, you'd never know it was once dubbed "Trash Town USA," its namesake derived from the massive trash incinerator close to the heart of the town. Once the incinerator was shut down, slowly but surely a swath of interesting businesses began crawling in, some from Maine, others from higher living cost areas like Manhattan, seeking cheaper real-estate. I went with fellow PPH coworker and reporter Gillian Graham to photograph some of the new growth.