These Links are to organizations and agencies that have programs, financial aide, and information for existing and start up Businesses.
These links are general information for the citizens of Aroostook and Penobscot County and for visitors here.
Aroostook &Washington Workforce Investment Board - The Aroostook Washington
Workforce Investment Board (AWWIB) is one of the state’s four Local Workforce
Investment Boards. it provides direction and oversight for workforce development and
training programs and services in Aroostook and Washington Counties--a region
designated as Local Area I.
Maine Business Answers - Business Answers was designed to make it easier to start and
conduct business in the State of Maine.
Need help now?
Contact us weekdays between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. eastern time.
1-800-872-3838 in Maine or 1-800-541-5872 from outside of Maine
You can also e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Women, Work and Community - WWC is the only statewide organization offering skills
development and support in the areas of career planning, entrepreneurship and financial
management. For Mainers in both life and career transitions, it provides an empowering
environment for participants to define and achieve their goals.
US Small Business Administration - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was
created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist
and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive
enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.
Coastal Enterprises Inc - CEI, one of the nation’s premier Community Development
Corporations (CDCs) and Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs),
specializes in rural business development and financing.
Rural development - USDA Rural Development operates over fifty financial assistance
programs for a variety of rural applications.
Maine Revenue Services - This site was created to give you easy, convenient access to
Maine tax information whenever you need it.
Maine DECD - At DECD, we are more than two dozen experts whose broad mission is to
help communities and businesses prosper through a variety of programs providing
everything from targeted tax relief to community block grants to tourism marketing.
Whether your business wants to make a film here, bring a Maine-made product to market,
expand an aquaculture project, or explore financing when moving a business to our state,
our experienced staff can help. DECD and its partners show companies how to benefit
from millions of dollars in tax credits, reimbursements, R & D credits, capital loans, even
direct investment. Every year, we help Maine communities attract jobs and grow their
infrastructure with unique financing programs.
Maine International Trade Center - Maine International Trade Center (MITC) is Maine’s
leading source for international business assistance.
Maine Technology Institute - The Maine Technology Institute (MTI) is an industry-led,
publicly-funded, nonprofit corporation that offers early-stage capital and
commercialization assistance in the form of competitive grants, loans and equity
investment for the research, development and application of technologies that create new
products, processes and services, generating high-quality jobs across Maine.
Aroostook Partnership for Progress - The Aroostook Partnership for Progress is the
regional public-private initiative that works with its partners to market the region
nationally and internationally, to conduct regional research and to coordinate efforts to
influence business and government issues that impact economic growth and development.
Eastern Maine Development Corp. - Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC) is
a private, non-profit organization established in 1967. The Corporation is located in
Bangor, Maine and serves the four Eastern Counties of Maine: Hancock, Penobscot,
Piscataquis Counties as well as portions of Waldo County.
Northern Maine Development Commission - The Northern Maine Development
Commission (NMDC) is a membership organization comprised of participating
communities and counties in the Aroostook Washington Economic Development District.
IRS - File Taxes, download forms and publications, and check on your refund.
Maine Department of Labor - The Maine Department of Labor is committed to serving
Maine workers and businesses.
Finance Authority of Maine - The Finance Authority of Maine provides access to
innovative financial solutions