Northern Maine Development CommissionNMDC Office in Caribou.

Welcome to Northern Maine!

The Northern Maine Development Commission (NMDC) is a membership organization comprised of participating communities and counties in the Aroostook Washington Economic Development District.

NMDC provides federal and state services at the regional and local levels. NMDC also provides management and support for Aroostook County Tourism (ACT), Aroostook Municipal Association (AMA), Aroostook Partnership for Progress (APP), Leaders Encouraging Aroostook Development (LEAD) and Aroostook/Washington County Local Workforce Investment Board.

Aroostook Washington CountyAroostook Washington
Economic Development District

Learn more about NMDC
Reports & Studies

> 2014-2015 Aroostook County Visitor Guide
The Aroostook County visitor guide is filled with lodging, dining, events, outdoor recreation and more.
Click Here to view a flipbook version.
Click Here to download a printable PDF version.

>#4 Plastic Recycling Feasibility Study
This feasibility study focuses on a number of issues relating to recycling #4 plastics, including the potential amount of product available in the region and the review of solid waste disposal and recycling rates for the various solid waste associations.  The intent of the study is to provide transfer station and landfill managers with necessary information to make an informed decision whether or not to recycle #4 plastics at their facilities.
Click here to download the study.

> Northern Maine Tourism Action Plan
Aroostook County Tourism announced the new 2011-2016 Northern Maine Tourism Action Plan. The new Action Plan has established five goals which will serve as a guide for tourism promotional efforts through the next five years.

Click Here to download the Action Plan.

Measures of Growth In Focus - 2015
Welcome to the 21st annual Measures of Growth,
presented by the Maine Economic Growth Council
and the Maine Development Foundation. While
this report represents a departure in style from the previous 20 editions, it remains rich with information and data that provide a meaningful and valuable overview of Maine’s economy.
Click Here to read document.

> Sustainable Economy Initiative
The Sustainable Economy Initiative (SEI) has released Economic Resurgence in the Northern Forest—the first-ever, 4-state strategy for sustainable economic development in the Northern Forest.
Click Here to read document.
Click Here for a more complete listing of reports & studies.
What's New Archived Articles   Meetings/Events Calendar

**NEW** Job Opportunity: Business Finance Assistant
Northern Maine Development Commission is currently accepting applications for a Business Finance Assistant in the NMDC Business Finance Division (BFD). The Business Finance Assistant will maintain current and accurate client loan file documentation and balances for BFD and administrative responsibilities for the Small Business Development Center. The position is also responsible for processing loan payments and disbursements.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree, preferably in accounting or business. Three to four years' experience in banking or accounting.

Skills: Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedures manuals. 
Proficiency in intermediate level principles of accounting. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent. Knowledge of loan process. Ability to read financial statements. Strong knowledge of regulations of SBA. Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

Salary commensurate with experience and education, excellent benefit package and working environment.

To view the job description, click 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** Road Salt Cooperative Purchase
Northern Maine Development Commission (NMDC) is organizing its annual purchase of road salt as part of our Cooperative Purchasing Program. Our goal is to save participating municipalities as much money as possible in the winter road maintenance budget.  We continue to use the Maine Department of Transportation's latest specifications for road salt. These specifications include that the vendor ensure low moisture content, anti-caking, and prompt delivery.
Please estimate your tonnages carefully.  There is a clause that states municipalities are responsible to purchase a minimum of 75% of their estimated tonnages.  We hold the vendor responsible to maintaining the price up to 125% of each municipality’s estimated tonnage.
If your community is interested in participating in the 2015-2016 Road Salt Cooperative Purchase, please return the attached form by June 15, 2015.  Please feel free to contact me at 498-8736, (fax) 493-3108, or email if you have any questions. We also welcome any suggestions on how the cooperative purchasing program could be improved.

**NEW**NBRC Funding Available
CARIBOU —The  Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) announced it is now accepting applications for the next round of federal grant funding for economic development projects from the four northern border states – Maine, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont and once again Northern Maine Development Commission (NMDC) will be providing a completeness review and  assistance to applicants.
The NBRC was created as federal-state partnership under legislation approved in the 2008 Farm Bill, with the aim of addressing the economic and community development needs of severely distressed areas in the Northern Forest region.
NBRC provides assistance for projects in seven priority sectors: basic public infrastructure; transportation infrastructure; telecom infrastructure; workforce training and business development; renewable and alternative energy sources; resource conservation, tourism, recreation and preservation of open spaces; and health care and public services in distressed communities.
To learn more about the grant opportunity, click here.
For an application and supporting documents, contact Alain Ouellette, Planning and Development Division Director at NMDC, at 498-8736 or by email at or Judy Dinsmore, Executive Coordinator, at 498-8739 or

June 3 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Forest Products Industry Cluster Meeting
NMDC Boardroom Caribou. For more information, contact Bob Dorsey at
June 11 Noon
Loan Review Committee
NMDC Boardroom Caribou.
June 17 9 a.m. to Noon
Community Guided Planning and Zoning Steering Committee
NMDC Boardroom Caribou.
June 18 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Expand Your Market with Local, State and Federal Opportunities workshop
Houlton Executive Center, 39 Bangor Street, Houlton. Contact Dana Delano at
June 25 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
NMDC Annual Meeting and Dinner
Lakeview Restaurant in St. Agatha.


Mobilize Northern Maine

Mobilize Northern Maine

Mobilize Northern Maine Final Reports

Renewable Energy Final Reportrt

Information Technology Final Report

Aroostook County leaders are behind a statewide initiative to provide planners with more detailed data and information about their regions in order to promote growth in Maine's 16 counties.

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Northern Maine Development Commission - PO Box 779 - 11 West Presque Isle Road - Caribou, ME 04736
Phone: 207-498-8736 - Toll Free in Maine 800-427-8736 - FAX: 207-493-3108
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