Domestic Trade

Business Resources

DECD is standing by to assist your business with the data and referrals you need to grow your business. The Domestic Trade program provides free access to sector overview data in addition to assisting businesses to connect to other resources to help develop a strategy for growing sales.

Market Data Requests

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.

Business Development Resources

Maine's Brands

  • UMaine’s School of Business and the Cutler Institute published an overview of Maine’s brand perception in September 2023, surveying both Maine businesses and U.S. consumers. One key finding:  Maine businesses and U.S. consumers alike agree that the Maine brand influences the development of products and services. In fact, U.S. consumers are willing to pay 22% more for Maine products and services.  Here is a short overview of their findings (PDF)
  • Check out the dynamic RevUp Maine presentation on Making the Most of the Maine Brand.  The video features presentations from Colleen Croteau of Maine Beer Company, Scott MacLeod of The Via Agency, and Jenney Kordick of Maine Outdoor Brands in April 2023.
  • - the Maine Office of Tourism’s comprehensive guide for visitors (with a few tips for locals, too.)
  • Maine Outdoor Brands - Maine Outdoor Brands (MOB) is a non-profit, member-led alliance of nearly fifty Maine-based outdoor product companies whose combined annual sales exceed $2B.
  • Maine Made - The Maine Made Program is operated via the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development to assist Maine makers and artisans with enhanced market exposure and increased revenues through its nationally recognized branding.
  • Real Maine - Promoting Maine agricultural products and services to out-of-state consumers under a unified banner
  • #EatMaineSeafood - Anyone can easily join is the #EatMaineSeafood campaign. The Maine Aquaculture Association is working with the Maine Coast Fisherman’s Association to encourage seafood consumers, producers, restaurants, industry groups, and other stakeholders to use the hashtag across their social media platforms. Join the campaign by using the hashtag on your own social media.
  • SeafoodfromMaine - A seafood promotion program with the Maine Department of Marine Resources.