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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), and Aroostook Partnership.
About NMDC

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As a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), NMDC provides valuable financial products and services that support business growth and community development. Their efforts include offering affordable financial solutions to start-ups and existing businesses, which is essential for fostering a vibrant local economy and promoting regional prosperity.
NMDC is a proud member of the Maine Funding Network, providing a way for businesses to navigate public and nonprofit funding in Maine. With the Maine Funding Network, businesses at every stage and every size can more readily access multiple funding resources in one place. So, if you’re entering a growth phase, moving your business to Maine, or just looking for funding, the Maine Funding Network is here to help. Learn more at MaineFundingNetwork.com.

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Title VI and Section 504 Requirements

In accordance with federal laws and U.S. Department of the Treasury policy, this organization is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to: U.S. Department of the Treasury, Director, Office of Civil Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20220; call (202) 622-1160; or send an e-mail to: crcomplaints@treasury.gov.

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NMDC Awards more than $1-million in Relief Funding

Caribou, ME — In a concerted effort to bolster economic recovery and aid struggling entrepreneurs in Aroostook County, Northern Maine Development Commission (NMDC) has announced the distribution of over 70 grant awards totaling more than $1,050,000 in COVID-19 relief funding. These grants are specifically tailored to support new businesses that were previously unable to access […]

Clark Named to NADO Board

Washington, DC, May 23, 2024 – Robert Clark, Executive Director of Northern Maine Development Commission in Caribou, was recently elected to the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Board of Directors for the 2024-2026 term. Clark represents the Eastern region on the 66-member Board. The NADO Board of Directors oversees the association’s budget and operations […]

NMDC wins award from Small Business Administration

CARIBOU — Northern Maine Development Commission (NMDC) is proud to announce that it has been named the Maine 2023 Leading SBA MicroLender by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). This prestigious award recognizes NMDC’s outstanding performance and commitment to providing microloans and technical assistance to small businesses in northern and eastern Maine. The award was […]

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