Domestic Trade Title

Welcome to the Maine Office of Business Development's Domestic Trade program.

We are here to offer free resources and guidance to Maine's innovators and entrepreneurs to help them grow their businesses by selling their products and services in new markets within the United States. 

Our program aligns with Maine's 10-Year Economic Development Strategy and builds on existing domestic trade efforts across the state. In 2020, the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), the University of Maine, and consulting firm Camoin 310 partnered to identify critical market data needs to shape our Domestic Trade Program. This work was incredibly helpful in identifying the gaps in Maine's system and where additional resources are required. Camoin compiled a Macro Overview or Maine's Domestic Trade Activities. See Camoin's recent report

SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESSES TO MOVE MAINE FORWARD

The Office of Business Development is ramping up our program to assist businesses with domestic trade. part of this work will include supplying businesses with market data) to help inform critical business decisions for accessing markets beyond Maine's borders. We will complement and collaborate with existing groups and organizations in Maine, and not duplicate their efforts. 

We are eager to talk with you and meet at your place of business (or virtually) to learn more about your domestic trade efforts. Our goals are to help you navigate existing resources, access new data, such as market trends and growth areas for your sector, and provide additional information to make strategic business choices. 

Completing this Market Data Request Form will help us better understand your business and your goals. We will email you a report and are available to answer any questions or learn more about your needs. 

For domestic trade assistance or answers to any questions about our program, please contact bizawards.decd@maine.gov. We look forward to hearing from you. 

 

 

Targeted Industries

Find industry-specific programs, grants, trade shows, and more to boost your operation's reach into U.S. markets

 
  
Agricultural Products, Foods, & Beverages
 
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Seafood & Aquaculture
 
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Life Sciences Products
 
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Forest Products
 
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Manufacturing & Industry
 
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Makers, Artisans, & Craftsmen
 
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Outdoor Recreation
 
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