Press Release

EMDC launches Small Business Initiative

BANGOR- For more than 45 years, Eastern Maine Development Corp. has been helping small business owners succeed and grow. This week, in honor of 2013 Maine Small Business Week, EMDC is launching a new initiative aimed at providing additional resources for our region’s small businesses and the industries that support them.

“Small businesses make up the majority of Maine’s economy, especially here in Eastern Maine,” says EMDC’s Director of Strategic Initiatives, Jen Brooks, in a press release. “In part because of the overwhelmingly positive response we had to our small business workshops, we’re focusing on giving those businesses more tools to succeed and providing them in ways that allow for access when it’s most convenient for the business.”

Plans include a new e-newsletter filled with tips, links and success stories for the region’s businesses, increased information on the organization’s website, , additional workshops and seminars from EMDC designed to get business owners talking with experts and with one another and a compilation listing of events for businesses from across the region.

“We understand that not every business owner or manager can look at information during typical working hours,” Brooks continued. “With that in mind, we’re ramping up our website so that a lot of the information business owners would normally get from us between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. is available when they have time to access it.”

EMDC is a private, non-profit organization established in 1967, that is located in Bangor. It serves three Eastern Maine counties: Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis counties as well as portions of Waldo County.

EMDC’s service area covers nearly 11,000 square miles with a population of 256,891. Our professional staff members are divided among the following departments and services: business, community, and workforce. EMDC can be reached by calling 207.942.6389 and on the web at