Public urged to comment on new economic plan for Aroostook and Washington counties

CARIBOU — Northern Maine Development Commission (NMDC) invites the public to review and comment on the draft 2024-2028 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the Aroostook Washington Economic Development District (AWEDD). The CEDS is a five-year plan that identifies the economic challenges and opportunities in the region, sets goals and objectives, and outlines strategies and […]

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 […]

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 […]