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Local Small Business Resource Partners
LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Augusta
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

Augusta
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

Augusta
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

Augusta
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

Augusta
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

Augusta
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Augusta
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

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
Maine Lobster Promotion Council
The purpose of the council is to market and promote the sale of Maine lobster in local, regional, national and world markets year-round; to encourage education and training of all customers including...View details

Bangor
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Ellsworth
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

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

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

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

Houlton
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

Lewiston
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

Lewiston
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

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

Mexico
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...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

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's Software and Information Technology Industry Association (MESDA)
A trade association for the software and information technology industry in Maine. MESDA delivers networking opportunities, information, programs and services for Maine's Software and Information...View details

Portland
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...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
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

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

South Paris
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Westbrook
Maine Metal Products Association
Metal trades membership association provides services in legislative matters, workforce development projects, marketing and development of education and training for employers, scholarship fund...View details

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



Statewide and Nationwide Small Business Resource Partners
LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Statewide
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

Nationwide
Center for Women's Business Research
Provides research to document the economic and social contributions of women-owned firms, and consulting and public relations services to maximize the benefits of this knowledge....View details

Nationwide
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE offers free, confidential small business advice for anyone looking to start, grow and succeed in business. With a national volunteer network of over 13,000 business mentors and 350 chapters,...View details

Nationwide
United States Census Bureau State & County QuickFacts
Provides census information for each state...View details

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