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

The Governor is seeking applications for the Certified Business-Friendly Community Program. Applications for certification must be made by a Community. Nominations for applications for certification can be made by Chambers of Commerce, Regional Development Authorities, Trade Organizations, Businesses or individuals. A volunteer scoring panel will review and score the applications received. Applications for the 2018 program are due September 7th and must be submitted in electronic format to Torrey.j.gray@maine.gov. All communities that become certified will receive recognition on the State of Maine DECD website, a certificate, and two “Certified Business-Friendly” signs.

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

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