Northern Maine Growth Fund | NMGF

A dollar-for-dollar competitive grant program for Aroostook County businesses established in 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic. About the Grant Program: This is a competitive grant application to grow the economy in Northern Maine by supporting businesses or entrepreneurs that were established in 2020, 2021, 2022, or 2023 and were impacted […]

Northern Maine Business Relief Program | NMBRP

A pandemic relief program for Aroostook County businesses established in 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 who experienced financial losses. About the Grant Program:The Northern Maine Business Relief Program is a competitive grant to assist Aroostook County small businesses with less than 250 employees that were established in 2020, 2021, 2022, or 2023, were impacted by […]

Business Funding Portal RFP

The Finance Authority of Maine is working with our economic development partners around the state of Maine to improve the experience of businesses seeking funding. We are requesting proposals for a web-based portal to provide a central intake platform, common funding application, and automated provider matching. We are hosting an information session on May 1 and have […]

NMDC Employment Opportunity

Northern Maine Development Commission (NMDC) is seeking a Project Manager to join its team of professionals. NMDC is a non-profit organization that provides economic and community development services to 71 municipalities in northern Maine. The Project Manager will be responsible for:– Providing technical assistance and planning services to communities within NMDC’s service area regarding Community […]

Now Hiring: Business Advisor | Washington County

Washington County Small Business Advisor Northern Maine Development Commission (NMDC) has an opening for a Small Business Advisor for Washington County. Duties will include providing technical support and counseling to small businesses; generate and screen client leads; assist clients with all aspects of business start-up and acquisition; financial management; market research; accounting; and assisting clients […]

Broadband Webinar

Getting robust broadband to all parts of Aroostook County has been a challenge, but with new funding sources and strategic partnerships progress is being made. Recently Aroostook Partnership, County of Aroostook, and Northern Maine Development Commission sponsored a webinar to look at the issue and think of steps forward. The session, facilitated by Andrew Butcher […]

Municipal Solar Webinar

Towns across Maine are taking advantage of solar to reduce their energy costs. Thanks to legislation passed in 2019, it is now easier than ever for Maine towns to take advantage of solar. To learn more about Maine solar policy past and present, click here for webinar.

Staff changes at NMDC

   CARIBOU, ME — Northern Maine Development Commission is expanding its Business Finance Division to better serve the needs of Covid-19 effected companies and others who want to start or grow their businesses.    Josh Nadeau, formerly the Small Business Development Center Director (SBDC) at NMDC, has moved into a recently created Commercial Loan Officer […]

Bicycle Route Receives Federal Designation

AROOSTOOK COUNTY — Snowmobile season has come to a close, but Northern Maine Development Commission (NMDC) and Aroostook County Tourism (ACT) are already thinking about bringing in tourists to experience the newly designated federal bicycle route connecting Bangor to Allagash.    The U.S. Department of Transportation quietly approved the designation in December, which created the […]

NMDC awarded $500,000 to assist small businesses and entrepreneurs

   CARIBOU, ME — Northern Maine Development Commission (NMDC) announced it has been awarded $500,000 in financial assistance from the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund).    Altogether, the CDFI fund awarded $188.7 million in Financial Assistance awards to 284 CDFIs this month. In Maine only three organizations were […]