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), Northern Maine Finance Corp. (NMFC), Aroostook/Washington County Local Workforce Investment Board and Northern Maine Solid Waste Management Committee (NMSWMC).

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 - 2013
We find ourselves in precarious and uncertain economic times. Our financial system is in turmoil and this has sent ripples through the world 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.
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**NEW** Job Posting Workforce Resource Coordinator
The Northern Maine Development Commission is currently accepting applications for Workforce Resource Coordinator. The Workforce Resource Coordinator for the statewide Maine Rural Veteran Coordination Pilot (RVCP) project in the two-county local workforce development region will work within NMDC’s Economic & Workforce Development Division and be located at NMDC’s office in Houlton, Maine. This position is responsible for facilitating workshops, job and resource fairs directly impacting Veterans and their families across the region, in addition to other duties.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in education, social services, business management or other related field is preferred. Three to five years' experience in workforce development, education, business development or equivalent required.

Skills: Experience and ability to balance multiple activities, establish priorities and meet deadlines. Proficiency in M.S. Office Suite, enhanced technology skills required including computer software, email, video conferencing and teleconferencing. Demonstrated skill in planning and facilitating event coordination using social media and communication technology.

Salary commensurate with experience and education, excellent benefit package and working environment. The position is for a two-year period expiring on or about Sept. 15, 2016, unless other grant funding is obtained.

Deadline for receiving resumes: COB Dec. 5, 2014
Position will remain open until filled

Please send resume and three references via e-mail or USPS to:

 Ruby Bradbury, Director of Operations
Northern Maine Development Commission
P.O. Box 779
Caribou, ME   04736

Equal Opportunity Employer/Lender

**NEW** Job Posting Accountant Wanted
The Northern Maine Development Commission is currently accepting applications for an accountant. This position is responsible for program level reporting and billing including monthly and quarterly reporting to funding sources, accounts receivable/payable, and payroll administration.

Qualifications:  A bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field is required, as is experience in nonprofit accounting and GAAP guidelines.

Effective writing, mathematics and verbal communication skills; ability to prioritize tasks, strong computer skills including accounting software and Excel; experience working with Microsoft Office and working within a network environment. Strong analytical skills required.

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

Deadline for receiving resumes: COB November 21, 2014
Position will remain open until filled

Please send resume and three references via e-mail or USPS to:

 Ruby Bradbury, Director of Operations
Northern Maine Development Commission
P.O. Box 779
Caribou, ME   04736

Equal Opportunity Employer/Lender

$500,000 Awarded to NMDC to Assist Rural Businesses
A half of million dollars in funding is coming to Northern Maine for loans and grants to support rural business activities that will boost economic growth in rural communities.
Northern Maine Development Commission (NMDC) is one of two economic development agencies in Maine to receive U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Microenterprise Assistance Program (RMAP) funding.
Under RMAP, USDA provides loans to Microenterprise Development Organizations (MDOs) that, in turn, make microloans for business startup or development to eligible microentrepreneurs defined as very small businesses with 10 or fewer employees. Grants are available for MDOs to provide technical assistance and training, particularly in rural areas experiencing persistent poverty or significant outmigration. USDA does not directly provide funds to the ultimate recipients.
The $500,000 to NMDC, administered by the Business Finance Division, will impact businesses in Aroostook and Washington counties, and the Penobscot County towns of Mount Chase, Patten, Stacyville and three unorganized townships, and 19 unorganized townships in Piscataquis County. The plan is for funds to assist 18 businesses and create 45 jobs.
For more information, contact Mary Dahlgren at 498-8736 or by email at

NMDC Receives Funding for Solid Waste Mgmt Sept.
NMDC is pleased to announce it has received funding from the United States Department of Agriculture-Rural Development (USDA-RD) Solid Waste Management Grants Program. The objectives of this grant program are to reduce or eliminate pollution of water sources in rural areas and improve planning and management of solid waste facilities and sites located in rural areas. The funding provided will be used to foster a broader understanding among community members, students, and solid waste professionals on waste management programs, waste reduction and recycling strategies, and state and federal regulations or laws relating to waste management.
Click Here to view complete Scope of Work.

Aroostook Selected as a Great Region
USDA Rural Development has selected Aroostook, Piscatiquis and Washington counties to be a Great Region based
on each county's strengths and potential for growth.

Click Here to read full story.

Nov. 27-28 Happy Thanksgiving Offices closed
Dec. 4 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Intro to Government Contracting Workshop Washington County Community College, Riverview Hall, Room 211. Contact Dana Delano for more information.

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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The Inn of Acadia is a first-class boutique hotel located in downtown Madawaska just across the river from the vibrant urban center of Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada. Our mission at the Inn is to provide our guests with luxurious rooms and warm, attentive and memorable service throughout your stay.

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Local Workforce Investment Board

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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