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The Maine economic development directory below (scroll down) links to the websites and contacts for many economic development organizations in Maine and related content such as Area Profiles and Area Surveys as executive summaries about business locations. Contact us for project assistance, or to update our directory listing for an area.  We provide personal introductory referrals to our contacts and other assistance according to the investment project interests of the corporate executives and business advisors we serve.
Please contact us if you may be interested in expanding your business into Maine.  We are independent advisors - not a government agency or investment promotion agency.

The "Seek Advice" section outlines topics which may be helpful as background to support your project plans.

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Maine 

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Scope Contacts Website and other resources
State of Maine - Office of Governor John Baldacci State 04333   www.state.me.us/governor/
Maine Department of Economic & Community Development State 04333   www.econdevmaine.com
Maine & Company State 04112   www.maineco.org
Maine State Chamber of Commerce Chamber  04330   www.mainechamber.org
Maine Biotech Association 04332   www.mainebiotech.org
Maine International Trade Center Trade   www.mitc.com
Maine Development Foundation State 04330   www.mdf.org
       
Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber Chamber 04009   www.mainelakeschamber.com
Sanford-Springvale Chamber of Commerce & Economic Dev. Local 04073   www.sanfordchamber.org
City of Portland City 04101  

www.portlandmaine.gov

www.ci.portland.me.us

Portland Regional Chamber Chamber 04101   www.portlandregion.com
Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments, Auburn Local 04210   www.avcog.org
Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council Region 04243   www.economicgrowth.org
EnterpriseMaine - rural western Maine communities Region 04281   www.enterprisemaine.com
Augusta Economic and Community Development City 04330   www.ci.augusta.me.us
City of Bangor City 04401   www.bgrme.org
Eastern Maine Development Region 04402   www.emdc.org
City of Brewer Penobscot Landing Commission City 04412   www.penobscotlanding.com
City of Old Town City 04468   www.old-town.me.us
Town of Ashland Town 04732   www.townofashland.com
Northern Maine - Aroostook Partnership for Progress Region 04736   www.appme.org
Northern Maine Development Commission Region 04736   www.nmdc.org
Limestone Development Foundation Local 04750   www.limestonemaine.org
Loring Development Authority Local 04750   www.loring.maine.com
Maine Public Service Co. Utility 04769   www.mainepublicservice.com
Rockland-Thomaston Area Chamber of Commerce Region 04841   www.midcoast.com
Kennebec Valley Council of Governments Region 04901   www.kvcog.org
Town of Pittsfield - Economic Expansion Corporation Town 04967   www.pittsfield.org/econ.htm
Somerset County Economic Development County 04976   www.somersetcountymaine.org
Explanation of column headings above
  •  Organizations are generally sorted in postal code order so that locations which are geographically close to each other will usually (not always) be grouped together.  This is a selective directory, even though the state directory is more comprehensive than the very selective one we will maintain at the regional level to highlight the organizations which support our work or are found to be of frequent interest for the convenience of the executives and business advisors we serve.
  •  Scope : is the area served by the organization, and postal code.  We may include thumbnail maps which expand to show information about participating areas, or link directly to good maps or GIS research tools on the organization's website.
  •  Contacts : relationship leader at GDI Solutions for maintaining information about contacts in this area.  If there is a working relationship through our various GUIDE services, we also list the key organization contact, phone, and optional e-mail.
  •  Website and other resources : Aside from the main website link, we may include other direct links to highlight special features of expected interest to executives, especially if they might not be readily noticed by just visiting the website.  A good example of this is when relevant content is actually maintained somewhere else, such as a regional website rather than the local one, so that one would otherwise need to know to follow the available links between the websites.
The directory above links to the websites of many Maine economic development organizations (EDO) and provides contacts and Area Profiles, Surveys, or other available content about ME as a "long list" extension of our contacts directory for the ME and larger US Northeast (New England) region, following the same structure as our global contact directories.

These area representatives would typically include

  •  a state department of commerce or industry or a provincial government office
  •  greater metro city or county area chamber of commerce
  •  county economic development agency
  •  industrial development corporation or council - IDC
  •  alliance for business development, community development
  •  investment promotion agency - IPA
  •  industry cluster development initiatives, business incubators, technology parks
  •  regional or global professional B2B networking organizations, business partnering, joint venture development, or strategic business alliance services
  •  trade and investment promotion offices
Despite the wide variety of names for such economic development organizations, and variances in the scope of their services, the ones we list are generally actively involved in efforts to attract, expand, and retain business investment projects in their areas (offices, factories, etc.), including the attraction of foreign direct investment projects (FDI).  This typically includes support services, financial incentives, and information for corporate site selection decisions as well as local business retention and expansion services. 

The presence, absence, or position of any organization on these lists, or their position on the lists, does not imply any endorsement or opinion about their services, nor by them about our own.

The selections are simply intended to be helpful to executives who may be unaware of such contacts, or how to reach their websites quickly.  Please contact us directly for relevant introductions or any additional contacts, market knowledge, and research which we don't publish.

Contact information for relationship leaders at Global Direct Investment Solutions :

We develop and maintain working relationships among participating area representatives - economic development organizations - and professional service providers as well as senior corporate executives who are responsible for the planning of major projects such as new, relocated, expanded or consolidated offices, factories, distribution centers or other operations.

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