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Business Development

FINANCE AUTHORITY OF MAINE
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Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) provides innovative financial solutions to help Mainers pursue business and educational opportunities by offering an array of products and services.

Contact:

Bruce Wagner, Chief Executive Officer
5 Community Drive (PO Box 949)
Augusta, ME 04332-0949

(207)623-3263 – info@famemaine.com

KENNEBEC REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

Kennebec Regional Development Authority (KRDA) is a quasi-municipal entity with unique powers and capabilities that can provide creative financing solutions for investments and developments throughout the region. FirstPark represents such a development – in which twenty four municipalities share the risk and reward of increased assessments and valuations. FirstPark is the premier business address in Maine, incorporating innovative technology and infrastructure into it’s site plan. It is the only business park in the Northeast with Verizon/Fairpoint SmartPark® designation. KRDA represents a phenomenal network that can link investors and developers to resources and leads throughout the state and beyond.

Contact:

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

(207)859-9716 – bjackson@firstpark.com

KENNEBEC VALLEY COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS

Kennebec Valley Council of Governments (KVCOG) facilitates a regional approach to problem solving and improving life in a total of 47 municipalities in Kennebec, Somerset, and western Waldo counties. It offers a range of programs and services in the areas of: economic and community development and land use planning, downtown revitalization, and community development.

Contact:

Rosie Vanadestine, Executive Director
17 Main Street
Fairfield, ME 04937

(207)453-4258 – rvanadestine@kvcog.org

MAINE SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Maine Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides confidential, comprehensive, no cost, business management advice, training and information services to Maine’s micro and small business community from a network of outreach offices located throughout the state. In Mid-Maine, the SBDC is located at KVCOG.

Contact:

Janet Roderick, Certified Business Advisor
17 Main Street
Fairfield, ME 04937

(207)453-4258 ext. 215 – janet.roderick@ceimaine.org

SCORE: COUNSELORS TO AMERICA'S SMALL BUSINESS

SCORE provides free business counseling and mentoring to small businesses and entrepreneurs, including advice on financing options, business planning, sales and marketing, operations, human resources and more.

Contact:

SCORE Augusta Chapter
68 Sewall Street
Augusta, ME 04430

(207)622-8509 – score0305@yahoo.com

WATERVILLE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Waterville Development Corporation (WDC) is a volunteer organization comprised of area civic, business, and nonprofit leaders that work to encourage economic development by assisting with the location, relocation, or expansion of business and other enterprise in the city of Waterville.

Contact:

Mike Roy, City Manager
One Common Street
Waterville, ME 04901

(207)680-4204 – info@waterville-me.gov

 

WATERVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY BUSINESS AND CAREER CENTER

Waterville Public Library Business and Career Center offers a varied collection of print, electronic, and programming resources to support a large spectrum of career and business development needs. The Library offers 14 public computers to support job seeking, career development efforts, and entrepreneurial research. A teaching and learning lab provides a dozen laptop computers to support hands on learning.

Contact:

Tammy Rabideau, Business & Career Center Associate Director
73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME 04901

(207)680-2611 – business@watervillelibrary.org