Community Development

EMDC has a long history of working with communities in Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis and Waldo counties to help define their future through thoughtful planning and careful investment in their assets.

Whether it’s developing a comprehensive plan, revitalizing a downtown, or helping a community expand daycare facilities, EMDC is a resource for creating sound and healthy environments. Our experience with community technical assistance for services such as: economic development, transportation, and investment through federal/state/local/private resources fosters a regional approach to identifying regional solutions. We help lay the foundation for business attraction and expansion opportunities.

We work with our communities and businesses one at a time. We take the time to understand their needs and desires, combine the appropriate public and private resources, and follow through to project completion. We understand that communities, just like businesses, have unique needs and solutions.

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