EMDC is celebrating 50 years of economic development in our region. From mice on Mount Desert Island to wooden bats in Shirley Mills, from the Town of Millinocket to the Town of Searsport, and job seekers throughout the entire region, EMDC has been providing assistance, guidance, and support to individuals, businesses, and communities in Eastern Maine since 1967. This year, we are releasing 50 diverse stories of our engagement. You will hear about businesses small and large, communities, job seekers, and even staff and alumni. Each story will provide a glimpse into the success of our region.

Mason's Brewing Company
EMDC helps Mason's get the start up they need

Darling's Auto: Sylvan Road Expansion
Darling's & EMDC team up to fund the Sylvan Road Expansion

Our Katahdin
EMDC's Re-Engineering the region partners with Our Katahdin

Technology to Businesses
The Market Development Center (now Maine PTAC), is awarded for their efforts

1968 Mill Closures
EMDC leads financial backing to welcome Eastern Fine Paper to Brewer mill site

Growing An Airport
EMDC and Bangor officials expand Bangor International Airport

Collaboration with EMTC
EMDC and EMTC recieve $1.2 million grant for economic development

Getting Back to Work
EMDC's Workforce program works with a wide range of people

Connecting Maine Businesses with Government Contracts
Maine PTAC has worked with over 2,200 businesses since 2000

Pathways Out of Poverty
$2.1 million grant assists in implementation of a green construction skills training program

The Magic of Diseny
EMDC brings the Disney Institute to Maine

Wicked Good Hospitality
Husson University and EMDC select 17 students to participate in a Hospitality Certificate Program

Connecting Maine
EMDC partners with Axiom Technologies to bring internet access to rural towns in Eastern Maine