Economic Recovery Implementation Hub
Mid-Maine Economic Recovery
Central Maine Growth Council (CMGC) has been selected to serve as a regional and state economic development corporation to spearhead Maine’s Economic Recovery Hubs initiative. The Maine Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) created the initiative to stimulate economic development collaboration and mitigate the lasting economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
All eligible businesses in Somerset and Kennebec County need to fill out the ERIH Intake form to receive assistance.
Funding Mid-Maine’s Small Businesses & Entrepreneurs
In addition to supporting the state of Maine’s project requirements, CMGC will deploy approximately $708,000 in non-dilutive grant funding for early-stage businesses and entrepreneurs. The grants will be deployed across four categories, including specifically designed funding for technology and innovation-based businesses. Similarly, as part of the commitment to supporting Maine’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, CMGC will provide startup and entrepreneur training and resources, including advanced pathways into Dirigo Labs’ competitively selected accelerator program. CMGC’s Economic Recovery Hub will operate under four project areas:
• Technical assistance to small businesses
• Technical assistance to small businesses with a lens of racial, ethnic, and linguistic minority-owned businesses
• Administration of new business grants
• Entrepreneurial training through Dirigo Labs
Congratulations to our ERIH Grantees!
Central Maine Growth Council (CMGC) is pleased to announce the awardees of its ERIH grant program. CMGC has awarded seventeen grants to businesses within Kennebec and Somerset County.
To date, CMGC has competitively awarded the following businesses ERIH funding:
|The Nexus Gaming Lounge – Winslow
|Erica’s – Waterville
|Maine Laboratories – Norridgewock
|SledTRX – Waterville
|Perennial Renewables – Hallowell
|Loon Cove Family Campground – Skowhegan
|Sunrise Bagel – Augusta
|Natalie B. Imagery – Readfield
|Morgan Camp Care – Norridgewock
|Maine Plywood – Bingham
|New England Karting Challenge – Vassalboro
|Pair Technologies – Waterville
|The Good Crust – Canaan
|A Coffeehouse – Waterville
|Main Street Provisions – Waterville
|Black Travel Maine – Waterville
|Swish LLC. – Waterville
|Baking with Danielle – Waterville
|Flynn’s Tree Service – Gardiner
Prospective Businesses & Grant Applicants
For an overview of the Economic Recovery Hub Initiative, please contact Central Maine Growth Council at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please watch our June Dirigo Labs Speaker Series discussing ERIH’s scope of services, program guidance, and eligibility.