Welcome…to the Belgrade Lakes Region!
Located only 15 minutes from Waterville, the pristine waters and woodlands help make the Belgrade’s one of Central Maine’s premier areas for recreation, relaxation, and wholesome family fun. The region is famous for its sparkling scenic streams and chain of seven lakes, its panoramic views of fields, hills, and woodlands, and its inviting towns and villages.
The Belgrade Lakes Region Business Group holds events year-round including the 4th of July Parade, Octoberfest, the Holiday Stroll, and many more. Local businesses who would like to become active with the BLRBG can visit the organization’s website.
Belgrade Lakes Region is truly . . . where memories last a lifetime!
is peaceful, picturesque, and welcoming –
Central Maine Growth Council
The Central Maine Growth Council (CMGC), located in Waterville, Maine, is a public-private collaborative regional economic development partnership funded by municipalities and businesses who share a common vision of economic prosperity for our region. CMGC is committed to fostering a robust regional economy. Our belief is that the standard of living and quality of life of our citizens is best served by a vibrant, healthy economy. This is accomplished with a strong successful business community. We are here to help business succeed. Whether you already have a business in central Maine or are looking to locate in our region, we invite you to find out more about our operations. Take a look around the website, give us a call at (207) 680-7300.
FirstPark is the premier business park in Maine, established by the Kennebec Regional Development Authority (KRDA), one of the state’s most unique economic development organizations, supported by more than 20 member communities.
FirstPark, a 285-acre campus of shovel-ready, pre-permitted sites with protective covenants, incorporates innovative technology and infrastructure into its site plan. There are several lots available, five of which run parallel to I-95. The business park is conveniently located in central Maine, with easy transportation options to Canada, New England and beyond.
The mission of GrowSmart Maine is to build lasting prosperity without sacrificing the quality of life that defines Maine.
People choose to live in Maine for many reasons: our iconic landscapes and architecture, our strong sense of local community and our gritty, independent spirit. GrowSmart Maine seeks to protect and foster these strengths because we believe they are the foundation for lasting prosperity. Our goals are community revitalization, conservation of farmland, forest and shoreland, and support for sustainable economic development that will benefit not just today’s Mainers but our children and grandchildren. As the ONLY statewide organization linking ALL these interrelated goals, GrowSmart Maine works with myriad other organizations and municipalities to convene discussion and take actions to revitalize our communities and economy while protecting our natural resources.
Kennebec Valley Council of Governments
Welcome to KVCOG!
Kennebec Valley Council of Governments (KVCOG) is a private, non-profit organization established in 1967. KVCOG is a membership organization and is owned and operated for the benefit of its members. The Council of Governments is enabled by state statue. The office is located in Fairfield, Maine and serves Kennebec, Somerset and western Waldo Counties.
KVCOG provides a coordinated approach for planning and economic development at the local and regional level. KVCOG has been a leader in economic development, environmental, land use and transportation planning with a wide array of professional talent among staff for the past 50 years.
The Kennebec Valley region is connected by the Kennebec River. It covers 62 municipalities, several unorganized territories and 5,251 square miles with a population of approximately 182,000. It includes the state capital of Augusta as well as other cities including Waterville, Gardiner and Hallowell and many rural towns. Municipal population ranges from 42 to 18,972.
Maine & Company
Maine & Co. provides free and confidential consulting services to businesses looking to relocate to Maine or expand within Maine.
Our services include real estate site searches, data collection and analysis, incentives identification and valuation, site visit coordination, workforce analysis, and financing coordination. We are your one-stop shop for business relocation or expansion. Whether your business needs are driven by specific real estate requirements, labor force availability, incentive maximization, or any other criteria, Maine & Co. can help you select the business location that best meets your needs.
Maine & Co. is a private, non-profit corporation with members and a board comprised of senior executives from Maine’s top businesses, the president of the Maine State Chamber of Commerce and the commissioner of Maine’s Department of Economic & Community Development.
Maine Development Foundation
Maine Small Business Development Center at Coastal Enterprises
Welcome to CEI, a leader in rural business development.
Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI) helps to grow good jobs, environmentally sustainable enterprises, and shared prosperity in Maine and in rural regions across the country by integrating financing, business and industry expertise, and policy solutions. CEI envisions a world in which communities are economically and environmentally healthy, enabling all people, especially those with low incomes, to reach their full potential.
If you need business advising or financing or want to be a part of investing in your community, we want to work with you.
Maine State Chamber of Commerce
As the state’s most influential business advocate, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce works to ensure a business climate in which Maine State Chamber members, large and small, can compete successfully in the local, regional, national, and world marketplaces.
Since 1889, the Maine State Chamber has been fighting to lower your cost of doing business. Through our Grassroots Action Network and OneVoice program, we work with a network of approximately 5,000 companies statewide that see the value in such a service and provide the vital support that keeps our access, advocacy, and assistance efforts going strong. As Maine’s Chamber, we make sure that the business environment of the state continues to thrive.
The Maine State Chamber of Commerce advocates on behalf of their interests before the legislature and regulatory agencies, and through conferences, seminars, and affiliated programs. Its advocacy efforts focus on seven central themes: tax reform, health care, workers’ compensation, economic development, environmental, education, and government spending/budget.
Known as The Voice of Maine Business, the Maine State Chamber is a not-for-profit organization supported through membership dues and contributions. Our advocacy staff testifies before the Maine Legislature and the state’s regulatory agencies; intervenes in adjudicatory hearings; drafts business-oriented laws and rules; meets regularly with business and state decision-makers; and, keeps members informed through newsletters, emails, alerts, reports, conferences, programs, seminars, and through personal contacts.
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Somerset Economic Development Corporation (SEDC)
Somerset Economic Development Corporation’s mission is to improve the economic condition and quality of life for all residents of Somerset County.
SEDC’s work includes:
Business startup and expansion assistance
Grant management and writing
Rural Broadband expansion
Categories: Economic Development, Industry