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 ced@castine.me.us for assistance.

Maine Department of Economic & Community Development
Business funding, community development, tourism and film, Maine branding, international trade
www.maine.gov/decd

Maine & Company
Free and confidential consulting services to businesses looking to relocate to Maine or expand within Maine
www.maineco.org

Eastern Maine Development Corporation
Business financing/lending, government contracting, community capital, workforce training
www.emdc.org

Maine Center for Women, Work & Community
Business startup resources, financial management training, leadership resources
www.womenworkandcommunity.org

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

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
www.mainetechnology.org

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

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

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
www.whcacap.org

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

IRS Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center
Forms and publications, online tools and education
http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Small-Business-and-Self-Employed-Tax-Center-1

Demographic Information
www.clrsearch.com/Castine-Demographics/ME/

Business Resources for Entrepreneurs with a Disability
www.shoretelsky.com/resources/business-resources-for-entrepreneurs-with-disabilities/

 

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Thursday, December 9
  • Planning Board Mtg Thursday, December 9  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    To consider thefollowing application(s): 

    1) Cathy & Brock Muir, 204 Perkins St, M21 L93,expansion of a legal non-conforming structure on a conforming lot (constructionof a 24’X42’ – 1008 sf garage; 
    2) Town of Castine, M8 L3-ON, relocation of theCastine Fire Rescue Dept communication repeater; 
    3) Elizabeth & John Parish,18 Main St, M21 L97, Internal construction & renovation for a change of useof a single-family dwelling to a multi-family dwelling; 
    4) Jeff Shauger, M6L04, Site work to construct a 40’X30’ parking pad with beginning of a drivewayapproximately 40’ in length; 
    5) Goshia & Craig Parker, 642 The Shore Rd,M14 L05, complete 2nd floor of legal non-conforming pre-existinggarage

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