The Maine Department of Economic and Community Development works with statewide and local partners, private industry and small businesses to enhance and sustain economic prosperity in Maine.

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What is the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development?

DECD and its partners work collaboratively to support business development through available resources that Maine has to offer. From millions of dollars in tax credits, reimbursements, research and development credits, to capital loans and even direct investment. Every year DECD helps Maine communities attract new investment, create jobs, and grow their infrastructure with unique programs.

 
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Business Resources
 

 

 
  
Moving Maine
Forward

 
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Economic Recovery
Committee

 
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Maine
Strategic Plan

 
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Maine Jobs
and Recovery Plan

 
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Connect to the Maine Resource Compass for COVID-19

A living database of 60+ resources including loan programs, reopening resources, virtual events and more.
 

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Bureaus and
Offices

 
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Commissioner’s
Office

 
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Tax Incentives
Programs

 
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Maine average
hourly wage
$21.78

 
Maine
population
1.35 million

 
Produces 90%
of the nation's
lobster supply

 
  
Grants and Other Financial Resources
 
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Visit Maine,
Travel with Care

 
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General COVID
Prevention Guidance

 
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Mask FAQs
 
 
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Monthly Update with Commissioner Johnson

Join Commissioner Heather Johnson on the first Wednesday of each month for updates on the Maine economy's reopening process.
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COVID-19 Business-Related Questions & Information on Resources