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Bureau of Banking
Supervises all financial institutions chartered by the State in a manner to maintain and promote safe and sound financial practices; strength, stability and efficiency of financial institutions;...View details

Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions
Responsible for elections, corporations, and a variety of central filing activities. The Bureau has significant contact with the public in many areas including the following: conduct of state...View details

Career Center Augusta
Services offered include: Apprenticeship Program: Reimburses some training expenses that are specific to an apprenticeship certificate program, On The Job Training: Reimburses employees for training...View details

City of Augusta
The Office of Economic and Community Development provides a full range of services to businesses considering expanding or relocating to Augusta, including site location assistance, regulatory...View details

Department of Environmental Protection
Provides assistance to small businesses to help them comply with environmental requirements and reduce waste and pollution. contact: Julie M. Churchill, contact...View details

Department of Marine Resources
The Department of Marine Resources provides leadership in marine policy, the management of marine resources, the development of sustainable marine resource based business and the protection of...View details

Finance Authority of Maine
Maine's business & higher education finance agency. The Finance Authority is charged with supporting the start up, expansion and growth plans of Maine's business community by working loosely...View details

Maine Census 2000
Offers census date from the 2000 census from the state of Maine. contact: Eric VonMagnus, Census Information Officer...View details

Maine Department of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Resources
The State's lead agency dealing with all aspects of the food system, from the farm to the final consumer. The Department's focus is on trying to find ways to increase profitability throughout...View details

Maine Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)
DECD is the umbrella organization for business development, tourism, community development, innovation, film and international trade for the State of Maine. To access myriad business development...View details

Maine Department of Labor
Providing labor-related services with linkages to agencies for employment services, labor standards, rehabilitation services, unemployment compensation, tax, labor marketing information and other...View details

Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation
Works to encourage sound, ethical business practices through high quality, impartial and efficient regulation of insurers, financial institutions, creditors, investment providers and numerous...View details

Maine Division of Purchases
Offers both large and small companies the opportunity to place bids for good and services needed by the state of Maine. contact: Richard. B. Thompson, Director...View details

Maine Revenue Services
Provides up to date information for businesses on tax rates, refunds, and reimbursement programs. Also provides tax forms and electronic filing through their website. contact: Anthony J. Neves,...View details

Maine State Planning Office
Has four core duties assigned to it by statute that include coordinating the development of the State's economy and energy resources with the conservation of its natural resources; providing...View details

Office of Consumer Credit Regulation
Enforces Maine state consumer finance laws such as the Maine Consumer Credit Code (Title 9-A, MRSA) as it applies to all creditors and lenders other than banks and credit unions. Enforcement...View details

Office of Licensing and Registration
Educates the public about professional and occupational licensing and to collaborate with regulatory boards and commissions to develop and enforce standards of practice and professional conduct...View details

Public Utilities Commission
The MPUC is an independent agency of the State of Maine. The MPUC was created by the Maine Legislature "to assure safe, reasonable and adequate service at rates which are just and reasonable...View details

Securities Division
The mission of the Maine State Securities Division is to protect Maine investors by investigating and prosecuting violations of the securities laws; licensing broker-dealers, sales representatives,...View details

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

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

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Maine International Trade Center (MITC)
The Maine International Trade Center is Maine?s center for international business assistance. Formed in 1996, the Trade Center provides technical assistance and trade counseling, import and export...View details

City of Brewer
Owns and operates its own Industry Park and can supply lots ranging in size from 1 acre and up. Assistance with financing, business plans, site plans development and permitting is also available. ...View details

Kennebec Valley Council of Governments
Services offered include business counseling, assistance in business plans, cash flow projections, and market analysis. The KVCG also offers supplemental financing for businesses for the purpose...View details

Fort Kent
Ft. Kent Office of Planning and Economic Development
Offers loans ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 to businesses located in Fort Kent. Also provides business plan development and small business counseling for existing and proposed businesses in Fort...View details

Fort Kent
Town of Fort Kent
contact: Charles Rudelitch , Dir. Economic Development...View details

City of Gardiner
contact: Chris Paszyc, Economic & Community Development Director...View details

Maine Technology Institute
A non-profit organization created by the Maine Legislature to stimulate research and development activity leading to product commercialization throughout the state. contact: Janet Yancey-Wrona,...View details

Town of Hermon
contact: Ron Harriman, Economic Development Coordinator...View details

Town of Houlton
The Town of Houlton believes in being an active participant in the future health and success of its business residents. Incentives at both the local and state level are aggressively utilized...View details

City of Lewiston Development Department
Provides site search assistance, regulatory assistance, access to financing and business assistance programs, and is experienced at developing innovative public/private partnerships. Municipally...View details

Loring Development Authority of Maine
Created by the Maine State Legislature to acquire, manage and develop the former Loring Air Force Base (now known as the Loring Commerce Center). Loring is contained within 8,700 acres of land,...View details

Town of Lisbon
contact: Rosie Bradley, Director of Economic Development...View details

Greater Portland Council of Governments
Administers various loan programs throughout Cumberland Country. Programs include the Development Fund, which can provide up to $200,000 to communities to loan to businesses for the purpose of...View details

Presque Isle
Aroostook County Action Program
Services offered include: Job Start Loan Program; Loans to start or expand a small business. Maximum Loan $10,000, Business Counseling; assisting small business with growth and expansion planning,...View details

City of Rockland
Operates a micro-business loan program for the City of Rockland, and the Towns of Thomaston, Union, Rockport and Warren. The funds were provided from two CDBG grants. Direct loan for up to $15,000...View details

City of Saco
The Saco Economic Development and Planning office and the Saco Economic Development Commission are able to provide businesses with assistance in site searches, to assist in permitting of all...View details

Town of Sanford
contact: Mike Ralston & Candice Noble, Community Development...View details

South Portland
City of South Portland
The City of South Portland is a coastal community in southern Maine encompassing an area of 12.93 square miles. The city has been referred to as two cities, with the western half of the city...View details

Coastal Counties Workforce Board
This board has committed itself to an aggressive employer assistance strategy in order to develop the workforce in Maine's coastal counties. The board seeks to coordinate employees with workers...View details

City of Waterville
contact: Ron J. Singel...View details

Town of Windham
contact: William Tracy, Economic Development Director...View details

Statewide and Nationwide Small Business Resource Partners
Bureau of Insurance
The Division of Insurance protects consumers and businesses by providing assistance and information, regulating the insurance industry?s market behavior and financial solvency, and fostering...View details

Green Government Opportunities (GGO)
The Green Government Opportunities web site (GGO) is a one-stop destination for all things green in small business. Its purpose is to provide a resource through which small businesses can gain...View details

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
IRS Stakeholder Liaison provides small businesses and stakeholders with timely and consistent tax guidance. Develops relationships with governmental, civic and trade organizations to determine...View details

Maine Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
Assists eligible individuals with disabilities to attain employment or self-employment, and self-sufficiency by providing a range of services including training, counseling and referrals to business...View details

Secretary of States Office, Maine
The Secretary of State is responsible for the initial creation and certain maintenance filings for all domestic state and out-of-state business entities including for-profit and nonprofit corporations,...View details

Small Business Administration(SBA) Office of Veterans Business Development (OVBD)
OVBDs mission is to assist veterans, service-disabled veterans, reserve component members, and their dependents or survivors by helping them to learn about, access and effectively utilize all...View details

Taxpayer Advocacy Service, IRS
An independent organization within the IRS, consisting of highly skilled case advocates who negotiate on your behalf with the IRS to secure the most beneficial resolution for your IRS problem....View details

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Functions in order to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment....View details

United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
Administers the patent and trademark laws as they relate to the granting of patents for utility inventions, designs and plants and the issuing of trademark registrations. The USPTO examines applications...View details

US Rural Development Program, Maine
Offers a range of programs and services to support economic and community development activities in Maine including Direct Business and Industry Programs that issue loans to businesses to benefit...View details

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
IRS Stakeholder Liaison provides small businesses and stakeholders with timely and consistent tax guidance. Develops relationships with governmental, civic and trade organizations to determine...View details

International Trade Administration
Helps businesses participate in the growing global marketplace and provides practical information to help select markets and products....View details

Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
Serves as the a focal point for small businesses interested in doing business with the Department of Energy (DOE) and administers the Department's small business program by establishing goals,...View details

U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development
USDA Rural Development provides financial and technical resources in rural areas in order to support community and economic development opportunities, as well as improve quality of life issues....View details

United States Agency for International Development
Works to support long-term and equitable economic growth and advancing U.S. foreign policy objectives by supporting economic growth, agricultural and trade, global health,and democracy, conflict...View details

Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program
A federal contract program authorizing contracting officers to set aside certain federal contracts for eligible Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) or Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned...View details

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