Certified Business-Friendly Community Program

What does it mean to be a Certified Business-Friendly Community?

  • You will receive recognition on the State of Maine DECD website
  • Your community will become a key part of Maine's Business Attraction strategy
  • Your community will receive two Business-Friendly Community signs

Thank you for your interest in the Certified Business-Friendly Program. In lieu of accepting applications we are currently seeking feedback and input on what would make this program valuable to communities. Comments and suggestions will be accepted through September 30, 2017 and must be submitted electronically to bizfriendly.decd@maine.gov. Please continue to check this website for program updates..

For more information about this program and how you can become a Certified Business- Friendly Community, contact:

Torrey Gray
(207) 624-9812
TTY: 1-800-437-1220

Certified Business-Friendly Community locations GardinerBiddefordSanfordBiddefordBiddefordBiddefordWestbrookCumberlandBathTopshamTopshamPolandLewiston/AuburnRichmond
Southwest HarborBucksportBucksportBelfastAugustaFarmingtonFairfieldFryeburgBrewerHermonPittsfieldMadisonLincolnEastportLincolnShermanPresque IsleCaribouVan Buren Fort Kent


bath Farmington wells poland guilford fairfield pittsfield presque isle lincoln brewer ellsworth bucksport belfast augusta auburn lewiston richmond bath cumberland sanford kennebunk biddeford saco topsham westbrook Hermon Caribou Fort Kent Town of Madison Van Buren Sherman Van Buren Eastport Wiscasset Fryburg