Bureaus & Offices

Community Development

The Office of Community Development (OCD) is a division within the Department of Economic & Community Development (DECD). The primary focus of OCD is the administration of the HUD funded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program which includes regional technical assistance and training.

Business Development

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The ConnectMaine Authority is a component unit of Maine State Government whose mission is to promote use of broadband service by identifying and sharing best practices that encourage use of broadband service, eliminating barriers to use of broadband service and facilitating and supporting public-private partnerships to increase use of broadband.

Maine Made

Through its Maine Made America’s Best program, DECD directly supports the wide variety of high-quality and unique products crafted in Maine.

Maine Office of Tourism

The Maine Office of Tourism (MOT), an office within the Maine Department of Economic & Community Development, is charged with administering a program to support and expand the tourism industry and promote the state as a tourism destination.

Maine Film Office

The Maine Film Office (MFO), a division of the Maine Office of Tourism at DECD, markets Maine as a production location and works with public and private sector partners to help grow the Maine film economy and build a viable path forward for Maine’s film industry.

Maine Office of Outdoor Recreation

The Office of Outdoor Recreation aims to leverage Maine’s assets and outdoor recreation heritage to grow the outdoor recreation economy and build Maine’s outdoor recreation brand as part of a coordinated effort with partners from the public and private sectors.

Maine Technology Institute

The Maine Technology Institute (MTI) is an industry-led, publicly funded nonprofit organization whose mission is to stimulate the growth of technology-intensive companies that create quality jobs across the state.

Maine International Trade Center

The Maine International Trade Center (MITC) is DECD’s official international trade and investment office, a public-private partnership supported by the contributions of member companies and the state.