**NEW** Job Opportunity: Small Business Development Center Director
The Northern Maine Development Commission is currently accepting applications for a Small Business Development Center Director. The position is responsible for ensuring SBDC performance goals are met, submitting reports, meeting with clients to assess needs, providing business counseling services to individuals and/or small businesses, including advice on start-ups, improving sales, strategic planning and business plan development.
Qualifications: A Master’s Degree is preferred by the Maine SBDC for business and business counseling certification. Five years direct experience in small business development or business management and/or training.
Skills: Ability to read, analyze and interpret highly complex documents, financial reports, legal documents or common technical journals. Ability to respond to inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies or members of the public. Ability to prepare presentations, write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
Salary commensurate with experience and education, excellent benefit package and working environment.
A full description of this position can be found here.
Northern Maine Development Commission is a 501C(3) nonprofit corporation and a designated Economic Development District by the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration.
Position will remain open until filled
Please send resume and three references via email or USPS to:
Ruby Bradbury, Director of Operations
Northern Maine Development Commission
P.O. Box 779
Caribou, ME 04736
Equal Opportunity Employer/Lender
**NEW** EDA Planning Grant Awarded to NMDC
U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) will award three Economic Development District Planning grants to Maine organizations totaling $210,000.
Northern Maine Development Commission, The Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments and Eastern Maine Development Corporation will each receive $70,000 to help create an economic development planning framework, process, and strategy to support private capital investment and job creation in their respective regions.
“By supporting the establishment of regional economic development plans, these grants will help communities build roadmaps to attract investment, create jobs, and strengthen our regional economies,” said Senators Collins and King in a joint statement.
These EDA planning investments will support comprehensive economic development strategies (CEDS) for the three regions served by the Maine organizations.
The CEDS bring together public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen regional economies.
For Aroostook and Washington counties, this funding provides for NMDC staff time, in support of the Aroostook Partnership for Progress’ Mobilize Northern Maine process, which is the source for the CEDS strategies and focus.
||NMDC offices closed for the July 4 holiday.
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Community Guided Planning and Zoning
Public Meeting, NMDC in Caribou.
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PTAC Matchmaker Workshop NMDC in Caribou. For more information click here.