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Where can I find a list of all the management and technical assistance programs offered by Maine institutions public and private or by the federal government in Maine?

Economic Development Resources: please visit which provides access to comprehensive databases containing business assistance agencies, financing programs, demographic and labor force statistics and even commercial buildings.

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International Commerce

  • The Maine International Trade Center provides technical assistance and trade counseling, import and export leads, and other services to help Maine companies succeed in international markets.
  • The Small Business Administration’s Office of International Trade helps small businesses enter and succeed in the global marketplace through counseling, training, publications and other services.
  • The U.S. Department of Commerce’s brings together suppliers of U.S. products and services with international companies outside the United States.


  • The Market & Production Development Division of the Maine Department of Agriculture provides agricultural businesses with assistance in several areas including market development and promotion.
  • The Department of Economic & Community Development’s Maine Products Marketing Program builds recognition for Maine made products through a web presence, point of purchase materials, kiosk display, and other opportunities.


  • The Maine Procurement Technical Assistance Center helps Maine’s small businesses win government contracts, find sub-contracting opportunities, and obtain research and development grants.
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Pro-Net program provides access and links to federal agency home pages and other sources of procurement opportunities.


Questions about this service? Please contact Business Answers toll-free telephone system (1-800-872-3838 in Maine and 1-800-541-5872 outside Maine) or

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