Links

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 business.answers@maine.gov

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