Welcome to EMDC!

Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC) is a private, non-profit organization established in 1967. The Corporation is located in Bangor, Maine and serves the four Eastern Counties of Maine: Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis Counties as well as portions of Waldo County.

EMDC's service area covers almost 11,000 square miles with a population of 257,334 and is the largest economic development district in Maine. Our professional staff members are divided into three service areas - business, community and workforce.


Welcome to EMDC

EMDC has proudly created economic development opportunities in Eastern Maine since 1967.

Whether it’s developing a comprehensive plan, revitalizing a downtown, or helping a community expand daycare facilities, our Community Development Services can help create sound and healthy environments. Business Services offers everything from financing the next step in your business’s path to success to technical support. And EMDC’s Workforce Program offers education and training, employment and career assistance, as well as support services.