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Why do business in Southern Midcoast Maine? Reasons include:

  • The lowest cost of doing business in New England (source Milken Institute)
  • Superior quality of life

The Southern Midcoast Region is an ideal location for doing business. The combination of a qualified labor force, superior healthcare, and strong public and higher educational systems, combined with Maine’s renowned quality of life and place, create the perfect setting for business.

A centralized location on the I-295 and Route 1 corridor, coupled with easy access to Portland International Airport and Brunswick Executive Airport, and the realization of Amtrak service to downtown Brunswick, make transportation and access easy. Visit Southern Midcoast Maine and learn what we have to offer both for your business, and your life.

A strong academic environment, including Bowdoin College, Southern New Hampshire University, branches of University College and Southern Maine Community College create the skilled labor force necessary to meet business’s needs. 

Midcoast Region Business Information

Midcoast Council of Governments (207-443-5790. Supports business retention, expansion and attraction to improve the regional economy Brunswick, Harpswell and towns in Lincoln and Sagadahoc Counties. 

Topsham Economic Development 207-725-6200

Town of Brunswick 207-721-0793

City of Bath and space available to rent or buy 207-443-8372

Coastal Enterprises 207-882-7552

Lincoln County Economic Development Office 207-882-7564

Coastal Counties Workforce, Inc. 207-725-5472. Helps businesses and individuals meet changing workplace needs This is done by: (1) helping reduce dependency on state/federal resources, (2) developing business oriented services and products that fill identified gaps, (3) strengthening and expanding local, regional and statewide partnerships, and (4) ensuring a pipeline of skilled and "ready to work" workers to meet the needs of area businesses. Because of its unique relationships with the Maine Department of Labor, Educational Institutions, and Small Business and Economic Development entities, Coastal Counties Workforce, Inc. is uniquely positioned to provide the leadership and expertise to help build Maine's mid-coast region into a system for success.

Information When Starting A Business Or For An Existing Business:

Maine State Chamber of Commerce

Business Answers Maine Dept. of Economic & Community Development

Maine Small Business Development Centers, SBDC at CEI: 504-5886

Maine Business Works is an on-line resource with information on training programs, funding options and general resources for small business owners.

Maine Dept. of Economic & Community Development promotes and facilitates access to state financing and training resources. (locally located with MCBDP, 443-05790)

Career Centers help employers find qualified workers. Local location in Brunswick. 373-4000 

SBA Solutions Newsletter

Women's Business Center Women's Business Center

Maine Business Works (207) 780-4949

For young entrepreneurs SBA Teen Web site

U.S. Chamber of Commerce partnering with U.S. Department of Homeland Security to bring you the Ready Business Mentoring Initiative which is designed to offer practical assistance in preparing your organization for a broad range of hazards.

Veterans Business Development Offices serve the veteran entrepreneur by formulating, executing and promoting business plans.

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