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Local Small Business Resource Partners
LOCATION
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

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 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 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

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

Brewer
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

Ellsworth
Down East Business Alliance (DBA)
DBA assists individuals in Washington and Hancock counties with starting and growing small businesses by providing workshops, one-on-one business counseling, and networking opportunities. Programs...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

Fairfield
Central Maine Regional Information
Sponsored by the Kennebec Valley Council of Governments, services offered include: Business assistance (counseling, business plans, cash flow projections, and market analysis), and business financing...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

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
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

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

Portland
City of Portland Economic Development Center
Offers comprehensive business assistance focusing on financing, business development, business recruitment, site selection, and marketing. Gives existing companies and start-ups free access to...View details

Portland
Electronic Commerce Forum of Maine
Provides a non-profit educational forum in which businesses, government and non-profit organizations can exchange knowledge about electronic commerce in order to promote the understanding and...View details

Portsmouth
Granite State Development Corporation (GSDC)
Granite State Development Corporation and its subsidiary, New England Business Finance, is a Certified Development Company operating in New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont. Granite...View details

South Paris
Community Concepts Inc.
Helps to support vital communities through Micro-Loan programs, child & family services, transporation, community services, and housing and real estate development. contact: Charlene Chase,...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



Statewide and Nationwide Small Business Resource Partners
LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Statewide
Kiva
Since its launch in 2005, Kiva’s mission has been to alleviate poverty by connecting people through microlending. As of August 2012, Kiva.org has enabled people to make over $340 million in loans...View details

Statewide
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

Nationwide
Accion USA
ACCION USA is a private, nonprofit organization that provides microloans, business training and other financial services to low- and moderate-income entrepreneurs who are unable to access bank...View details

Nationwide
Fund A Scientist
Contact: George Kurzon, M.D. Fund A Scientist is a website where individuals or institutions with funding can seek out scientists with innovative projects and provide ...View details

Nationwide
TruFund Financial Services, Inc. (TruFund)
TruFund is a national nonprofit organization promotes economic development in communities underserved by traditional banking institutions by providing affordable capital, hands-on business assistance,...View details

Nationwide
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

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