Helping Maine Business Grow
Our Mission: Helping Maine Businesses Grow
EMDC is dedicated to establishing a competitive business climate that embraces free enterprise, encourages entrepreneurship, promotes innovation, develops a quality workforce, and supports infrastructure investment, all of which lead to a thriving economy.
Businesses and entrepreneurs from across Maine come to EMDC when they're ready to grow. We offer resources and connections that enhance access to capital and provide alternative routes to financing including start-up, early-stage and mature businesses. We work with you to structure deals that help you achieve your business dreams.
With our team of experienced finance professionals who have years of experience helping small business owners, we provide the complete range of commercial lending services including technical assistance, underwriting, analysis, packaging and servicing through the life of the loan.
At EMDC, we have been providing small businesses with financial resources and technical assistance for more than 35 years. We have connected businesses with more than $86 million in capital through federal, state and local partnerships.
Since 1981, in cooperation with our valued lending partners, we have participated in 818 loan transactions helping create and retain 8200 jobs in the state of Maine. This has been leveraged with an additional $271 million in private and other capital.
EMDC is an Economic Development District (EDD), a Certified Development Company (CDC), a MicroEnterprise Development Organization (MDO), and a certified SBA Lender. We are able to work with businesses in any city, town or county in Maine. We partner with both federal and state agencies to provide access to capital to small businesses. We are proud to support the SBA program to assist entrepreneurs in financing their facilities and providing this important economic business development tool.
Our funding partners include:
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Finance Authority of Maine (FAME)
State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI)
Economic Development Administration (EDA)
Small Business Administration (SBA)
Our Promise to Our Customers
At whatever stage you are, we will work with you to help you achieve success. Our goal is to assist you in the best manner possible - quickly, efficiently and personally. If we can't help you, we will provide you with the resources that can. Your success is our success.
EMDC is an Equal Opportunity Lender, and prohibits discrimination in its programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, and marital or family status. Discrimination is prohibited by Federal Law. Complaints of discrimination may be filed with the USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Washington, D.C. 20250.