Business Resources

The following links are just a sample of the resources available to our current and prospective businesses. If you do not find the information you are looking for please contact the Community & Economic Development Committee at (207) 326-4502 or for assistance.

Maine Department of Economic & Community Development
Business funding, community development, tourism and film, Maine branding, international trade

Maine & Company
Free and confidential consulting services to businesses looking to relocate to Maine or expand within Maine

Eastern Maine Development Corporation
Business financing/lending, government contracting, community capital, workforce training

Maine Center for Women, Work & Community
Business startup resources, financial management training, leadership resources

Maine Small Business Development Centers
Comprehensive business management assistance to the small business community through a network of professional, certified business counselors

Maine Technology Institute
Early stage capital and commercialization assistance for the research, development and application of technologies that create new products, processes and services, generating high-quality jobs across Maine

University of Maine Cooperative Education
Managing agriculture, natural resources, and the environment; enhancing economic opportunity; and encouraging lifelong wellness

United States Department of Agriculture
Rural business development, importing and exporting of goods, economic and agricultural resources, rural business loans and grants

Washington Hancock Community Agency
Incubator Without Walls – a no-cost business training course for small business owners, start-ups, and people developing their business idea

SCORE, Downeast Maine Chapter
Dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small businesses

IRS Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center
Forms and publications, online tools and education

Demographic Information

Business Resources for Entrepreneurs with a Disability


Current News

Upcoming Events

Monday, October 18
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, October 18  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, October 18  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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  • Selectboard/Assessors & Overseers of the Poor Mtg Monday, October 18  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    ·        Callto Order – Gordon MacArthur, Chair

    ·        Additions,deletions or corrections to the agenda

    ·        SignWarrant(s) and Abatements; review Budget vs. Actual, Trial Balance Sheets, BankReconciliations and Excise Tax Collections

    ·        ApproveMinutes of previous meeting(s)

    ·        Business:

      1. Approve Appointment to the Board of Appeals

      2. Discussion regarding Bid for the stormdrainage issue located at 188
          Perkins Street area

      3. Town Manager’s Report

      4. OtherBusiness as Required

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    ·        Schedulenext meeting(s): [Selectboard Mtg(s): Monday, 11/1/21 and Monday, 11/15/21 bothat 4PM; T/G Mtg: Wednesday, 10/20/21 at 8AM = CANCELLED.

    ·        Adjourn

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Tuesday, October 19
  • Curbside Recycling Pick-up Tuesday, October 19  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Witherle Memorial Library Dungeons & Dragons Tuesday, October 19  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Witherle Memorial Library, 41 School St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    Every other Tuesday starting September 21st at 5PM
    in the Library Reading Room

    All Playing Levels Welcome
    Join the Adventure!

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Wednesday, October 20
  • T/G Mtg = CANCELLED Wednesday, October 20  8:00 am - 9:00 am

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Monday, October 25
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, October 25  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, October 25  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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  • Castine Shawl Knitting Ministry Monday, October 25  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Trinitarian Congregational Parish

    The ministry meets in the vestry of the Trinitarian Congregational Parish of Castine on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 1 - 3 pm.


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