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Augusta
Maine Centers for Women, Work and Community
WWC operates out of seventeen local sites statewide to help individual business owners build skills, gain confidence, and develop networks. Services include business planning, training, and other...View details

Augusta
Maine Technological College System
The mission of Maine's seven technical colleges is to create an educated, skilled workforce that is responsive to the changing needs of Maine's economy and Maine employers--both small and large....View details

Fort Kent
University of Maine at Fort Kent
Provides Workshops and seminars to meet the needs of business and industry in the St. John Valley. ...View details

Gorham
Center for Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Established by the University of Southern Maine to serve entrepreneurs and small businesses by offering easy access to educational courses, workshops, and research projects at the University...View details

Lewiston
Maine Quality Center
Sponsored by Maine's Technical Colleges, the Quality Center offers education and training for new or expanding businesses at no cost. contact: Diane Dostie, contact...View details

Orono
Margaret Chase Smith Center for Public Policy
Studies public policy, works to improve the quality of public dialogue about important policy issues and responds to public policy questions by targeting University resources toward policy problems....View details

Orono
Patent and Trademark Depository Library, University of Maine
Free information on the patent and trademark application process, as well as, patent and trademark research assistance....View details

Orono
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Provides educational programming in variety of areas such as: sustainable agriculture and natural resources, 4H/youth development, family living, and small and home-based business education....View details

Orono
University of Maine Department of Industrial Cooperation
Acts as a liaison between business, industry, and the University of Maine. Offers the skills, technology, facilities, and equipment of the University of Maine to industry, government, and the...View details

Portland
Center for Business and Economic Research
Run by the students and staff of the University of Southern Maine to provide economic modeling, technical assistance, detailed research on Maine's labor force, and measurements of Maine's economy. contact:...View details

Presqu Isle
Northern Maine Community College
Provides customized education and training programs as well as recruitment and screening of trainees at no cost to the employer or trainee. ...View details

Presque Isle
University of Maine at Presque Isle
Provides business workshops and seminars to business owners and managers. Also offers Management Certification courses designed to improve leadership skills. contact: Larry Potter, contact...View details



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