Maine Directory of Economic Development Organizations
Maine Directory of Economic Development Organizations.

Quick Facts

Maine Governor Paul LePage (Photo: Jim Bowdoin)

Maine Governor Paul LePage (Photo: Jim Bowdoin)

  • Capital: Augusta
  • Population (2016 Est.): 1,331,479
  • Largest Cities (2016): Portland, 66,937; Lewiston, 36,140; Bangor, 31,985; South Portland, 25,577; Auburn, 22,948
  • Targeted Industries: Tourism & Film; Financial Services; Agriculture; Shipping; Timber, Forest & Paper; Environmental Technology; Information Technology; Marine Fishing & Commerce
  • Key Incentives: Employment Tax Increment Financing, Technology Tax Credits, Business Equipment Tax Relief Programs, Community Development Block Grant, Marketing Assistance Programs, Pine Tree Development Zones
  • GDP (All Industry 2016): $59.3 billion*

*Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce


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State Listings

Maine Department of Economic & Community Development

George C. Gervais
59 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0059

Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development

Don Gooding
Executive Director
30 Danforth Street, Suite 204
Portland, ME 04101

Maine & Company

Ashley Pringle
Director of Client Services
120 Exchange Street
Portland, ME 04101

Economic Development Council of Maine

John Holden
President, Board of Directors
P.O. Box 287
Augusta, ME 04332-0287


Utility Listings

Emera Maine

Alan Richardson
President & COO
10 Parkhurst Siding Road, P.O. Box 1209
Presque Isle, ME 04769

Central Maine Power Company

Beth Nowack-Cowan
Vice President, Customer Services
83 Edison Drive
Augusta, ME 04336


Regional Listings

Biddeford-Saco Area Economic Development Corporation

William O. Armitage II
Executive Director
190 Main Street, 3rd Floor
Saco, ME 04072

Bangor Region Development Alliance

Stephen A. Bolduc
P.O. Box 823
Bangor, ME 04402

Southern Maine Planning & Development Commission

Paul Schumacher
Executive Director
Anderson Learning Center, 21 Bradeen Street, Suite 304
Springvale, ME 04083

Discover New England

Lori Harnois
Executive Director
100 International Drive, Suite 352
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Southern Maine Economic Development District (SMEDD)

Neal Allen
Executive Director
68 Marginal Way
Portland, ME 04101

Portland Regional Chamber

Christopher Hall
Acting CEO
443 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101
207-772-2811, ext. 231

Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council

Scott Benson
Economic & Business Development Director
415 Lisbon Street, Suite 400
Lewiston, ME 04243

Greater Portland Council of Governments

Caroline Paras
Economic Development Planner
970 Baxter Boulevard, 2nd Floor
Portland, ME 04103


Brad W. Jackson
Executive Director
46C First Park Drive
Oakland, ME 04963

Eastern Maine Development Corporation

Kitty Barbee
Deputy Director Business & Economic Development
40 Harlow Street
Bangor, ME 04401

Aroostook Partnership for Progress

Robert Dorsey
President & CEO
P.O. Box 779
Caribou, ME 04736-0779


County Listings

Greater Franklin Development Council

Charlie Woodworth
Executive Director
P.O.Box 107
Farmington, ME 04938

Somerset Economic Development Corporation

Jim Batey
Economic Development Director
41 Court Street
Skowhegan, ME 04976


City Listings

City of Brewer

D’arcy Main-Boyington
Director of Economic Development
80 North Main Street
Brewer, ME 04412

City of Caribou Economic Development

Austin Bleess
City Manager
Caribou Municipal Building, 25 High Street
Caribou, ME 04736
207-493-3324, ext. 230

Town of Richmond

Victoria Boundy
Director of Community & Business Development
P.O. Box 159, 26 Gardiner Street
Richmond, ME 04357
207-737-4305, ext. 331

Scarborough Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO)

Karen Martin
President & Executive Director
P.O. Box 550
Scarborough, ME 04070-0550

Old Town Economic Development

David L. Wight
Public Works Director
265 Main Street
Old Town, ME 04468
207-827-3965, ext. 204

Freeport Economic Development Corporation

Keith McBride
Executive Director/Clerk
30 Main Street
Freeport, ME 04032
207-865-4743, ext. 117

City of Portland Economic Development Department

Nelle Hanig
Business Programs Manager
389 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101

City of Lewiston

Lincoln Jeffers
Director of Economic & Community Development
City Building, 27 Pine Street
Lewiston, ME 04240

Bangor, Maine

Stephen A. Bolduc
Economic Development Officer
73 Harlow St.
Bangor, ME 04401

City of Bangor

Tanya Emery
Director, Community & Economic Development
City Hall, 73 Harlow Street, 2nd Floor
Bangor, ME 04401

City of Auburn

Roland Miller
Director of Economic Development
Auburn City Hall, 60 Court Street
Auburn, ME 04210
207-333-6601, ext. 1218