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Certified Development Companies (CDC), Industrial Development Corporations (IDC) and Local and Regional Development Corporations (LDC & RDC), exist to support business development and growth within their community or region. Types of assistance offered include low cost financing, such as the SBA 504 Loan Program, site finding and statistical research.

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Local Small Business Resource Partners
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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Auburn
Androscoggin Valley Council of Govts. (AVCOG)
AVCOG supports regional community and economic development in Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford counties through facilitating project funding, forums, technical assistance, and advocacy initiatives....View details

Auburn
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Auburn Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Augusta
Maine Development Foundation
Ellsworth, Maine 04605 An independent, nonprofit economic development corporation with a broad mandate to promote the Maine economy. The foundation's mission is to promote Maine's long-term...View details

Augusta
Maine Municipal Association
A non-profit non-partisan organization with a voluntary membership of cities, towns, plantations and organized townships. Provides a unified voice of Maine's municipalities to promote and strengthen...View details

Augusta
Maine Office of Community Development (MEOCD)
The Office of Community Development is a division within the Department of Economic & Community Development (DECD) that works closely with Maine municipalities, regional partnerships and non-profit...View details

Augusta
Maine Science and Technology Foundation
The Maine Science and Technology Foundation is a private, non-profit state chartered organization dedicated to improving Maine's economy through the practical application of advanced science...View details

Augusta
Small Business Administration (SBA) Maine District Office
The SBA works to support small business interests at the federal, state and regional level. Services include a number of financial assistance programs offered through local financial institutions,...View details

Augusta
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Augusta Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Bangor
Bangor Region Development Alliance
Works to promote business in the Bangor region. Services that are provided include: detailed information on the Bangor area economy - population, production, labor, wages, income, retail sales,...View details

Bangor
Eastern Maine Development Corporation
Provides a number of services to both businesses and communities in Eastern Maine to strengthen economic and community development. EMDC encourage businesses to expand and relocate to eastern...View details

Bangor
Procurement Technical Assistance Program
The Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) provides businesses with guidance for responding to opportunities to market products and services to Federal, state and local governments....View details

Bangor
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Bangor Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Brunswick
Mid-Coast Council for Business Development and Planning
A public-private non-profit development corporation that supports business retention, expansion and attraction to improve the regional economy of Bath, Brunswick, Topsham, Richmond, Bowdoinham...View details

Brunswick
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Brunswick Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Bucksport
Bucksport Office of Economic Development
Bucksport is offers free land to qualifying businesses. Services provided include Various loan, grant, and tax financing programs that offer financing to businesses serving the town of Bucksport,...View details

Caribou
Northern Maine Development Commission
A regional economic development agency whose purpose is to make significant contributions to sustain and improve the quality and standard of living for the region and the people of northern Maine....View details

Caribou
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Caribou Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Dover-Foxcroft
Piscataquis County Economic Development Council
Countywide economic development organization developed to foster economic development in Piscataquis County. Services offered include: business counseling, market development, and licensing and...View details

East Millinocket
Katahdin Regional Development Corporation
A nonprofit tri-community (Millinocket, E. Millinocket, & Medway) development group that organizes resources to assist in site selection, education and training of the workforce, and other...View details

Ellsworth
Maine Community Foundation
Manages a $99 million charitable endowment, the income from which supports Maine non-profit organizations and public agencies today and in the future. One of the largest foundations and the only...View details

Ellsworth
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Ellsworth Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Fairfield
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Fairfield Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Farmington
Greater Franklin Development Corporation
Helps create jobs, raise income levels and diversify the economy. contact: Joan A. Cook, contact...View details

Farmington
Mountain Counties Heritage, Inc.
Focuses on building knowledge of the history, natural history, and culture of the Maine Mountain Region which includes the four western counties of Oxford, Franklin, Somerset, and Piscataquis....View details

Freeport
Freeport Economic Development Corporation
Works to promote, in partnership with the Town of Freeport, economic growth and stability for future generations by strengthening and diversifying the economic base. ...View details

Gorham
Gorham Economic Development Corporation
Provides access to vital information about the Town without having to visit several municipal departments or sort through lengthy documentation. contact: Tom Ellsworth, President...View details

Houlton
Southern Aroostook Development Corporation
A non-profit, private organization dedicated to marketing the 22 towns of southern Aroostook County to businesses from outside of the area that are interested in expanding and/or relocating....View details

Lewiston
Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council
The central economic development agency serving Lewiston and Auburn. It is a nonprofit public/private partnership that assists emerging and expanding businesses in the Cities of the Androscoggin....View details

Limestone
Limestone Development Foundation Inc. (LDF)
Acts as a liaison for the Greater Limestone area and the Limestone Chamber of Commerce. The corporation also surveys and researches community development block and infrastructure grants for the...View details

Machias
Sunrise County Economic Council
Assists local businesses that need financial or technical resources to help them succeed and add jobs to the area, and also works with local organizations involved in economic development, connecting...View details

Mechanic Falls
Mechanic Falls Development Commission
A private, non-profit economic and community development agency. Its mission is to attract and retain business in Mechanic Falls and to improve the community's appearance, infrastructure and...View details

Millinocket
Millinocket Area Growth and Investment Council (MAGIC)
The Millinocket Area Growth and Investment Council (MAGIC), a nonprofit tricommunity economic development organization, has mobilized resources to assist in site selection and has helped develop...View details

Naples
Lake Region Development Council
A full-service economic development organization supporting the towns of Bridgton, Casco, Harrison, Naples, Raymond and Windham. Business assistance and advocacy is free and confidential for...View details

Oakland
FirstPark
A business, technology, and office center located on 285 acres in the Kennebec Valley of Central Maine on I-95. As a new hub for business operations, FirstPark offers access to a quality labor...View details

Portland
Maine and Company
Ellsworth, Maine 04605 A private organization that assists businesses looking for a new location. Site selection services are offered at no cost....View details

Portland
Maine Businesses for Social Responsibility
An association of businesses committed to creating a new business climate that recognizes that long-term, sustainable profitability is directly linked to acting in a socially responsible, ethical...View details

Portland
Resource Hub
A collaborative economic development initiative that supports and cultivates the growth of the Greater Portland business community by providing a one-stop location for business assistance and...View details

Portland
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Portland Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Portland
Southern Maine Economic Development District (SMEDD)
Provides businesses in York and Cumberland Counties with business information, financing programs, procurement assistance, research, and technical assistance. contact: Neil Allen, Economic...View details

Presque Isle
Aroostook Band of Micmacs
A Federally recognized indian tribe that provides numerous health, education, housing, and social service programs to Micmac Indians and other Native Americans in Aroostook County. The Economic...View details

Rumford
River Valley Growth Council (RVTC)
Promotes new employment opportunities through industrial and Commercial Diversification. RVGC covers the towns of: Andover, Byron, Canton, Carthage, Dixfield, Hanover, Mexico, Peru, Roxbury and...View details

Saco
Biddeford-Saco Area Economic Development Corp.
A non-profit partnership between the Cities of Biddeford and Saco, and the Biddeford-Saco Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Services offered include: Business counseling, business information,...View details

Saco
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Saco Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Scarborough
Scarborough Economic Development Corporation
SEDCO is a non-profit development corporation providing site location, business & economic development, and government liaison services for individuals and business seeking either to create...View details

Skowhegan
Skowhegan Economic Development Corporation
Provides various loan programs to businesses up to $200,000, tax increment financing, business counseling, and market assistance to businesses in Skowhegan. ...View details

South Paris
EnterpriseMaine
EnterpriseMaine is a family of community-based non-profit organizations and for profit subsidiaries dedicated to creating economic opportunity and enhancing the quality of life in rural western...View details

South Paris
Growth Council of Oxford Hills
Focuses on: business retention, expansion, attraction and incubation; community improvements including infrastructure, downtown revitalization and community facilities; and, career skills, workforce...View details

Winterport
Freedom Group
Operates Freedom Park, an industrial and commercial incubator in Hermon, Maine. Freedom Park houses over 70 businesses in 54 buildings and also offers sites ranging from .5 to 9.48 acres for...View details

Wiscasset
Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI)
Brings financial and human resources to Maine businesses through partnerships with banks, public and private agencies, and community organizations. CEI offers loans at market rates up to $500,000,...View details

Wiscasset
Lincoln County Economic Development Office
A service delivery organization for business assistance in Lincoln County. LCEDO provides access to a full menu of assistance services through its affiliations with the Lincoln County Commissioners,...View details

Wiscasset
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Wiscasset Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details



Statewide and Nationwide Small Business Resource Partners
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Statewide
BusinessFinancing.org
A non-promotional website built to help guide business owners with simple and straight-to-the-point facts about financing....View details

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