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Local Small Business Resource Partners
LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Augusta
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

Augusta
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

Augusta
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

Augusta
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

Augusta
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

Augusta
Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Part of a nationwide network of more than 70 not-for-profit centers whose sole purpose is to provide small and medium-sized businesses with access to more than 2,000 manufacturing and business...View details

Augusta
Maine Pulp and Paper Association
Recognized as the trade association representing the pulp & paper industry in Maine. The association includes major pulp & paper producers and other related companies. contact: Jeff...View details

Augusta
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

Augusta
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

Augusta
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

Augusta
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

Bangor/
Portland

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
Portland District Office 100 Middle Street, Suite 410 West Portland, ME 04101 Works to save lives, prevent injuries and protect the health of America's workers....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

Portland
Maine Real Estate and Development Association
An organization of commercial real estate owners, developers and related service providers, whose mission is to promote an environment for responsible development and ownership of real estate...View details

Portland
Maine Technology Law Center
Supports technological innovation and economic growth in Maine by providing educational opportunities in intellectual property, e-commerce, and other technology-related law to students, practicing...View details

Presque Isle
Career Center Presque Isle
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

Presque Isle
Maine Public Service
The electric utility that serves northern Maine MPS's professional economic development team can provide information on available sites and buildings, permitting procedures, financing, training...View details

South Portland
Maine Wood Products Association
An association of over 175 manufacturers, suppliers, service providers, and agencies interested in the wood and forest products manufacturing industry. contact: Eric S. Howard, Exec. Director...View details



Statewide and Nationwide Small Business Resource Partners
LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Statewide
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

Nationwide
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

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