There are many resources available to businesses, ranging from assistance with financing for established businesses and start-ups, to business counseling, marketing assistance, workforce development, and more.
Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments (AVCOG) Maine Small Business Development Center, financing, business counseling, business plan development 125 Manley Road Auburn, ME 04210 Phone: (207) 783-9186 Web: http://www.avcog.org
Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Business advocacy, member support services, regional image development, and business-education partnerships 415 Lisbon Street, First Floor Lewiston, ME 04240 Phone: (207) 783-2249 Web: http://www.lametrochamber.com
State of Maine, Department of Economic and Community Development Business development, tourism & film, tax increment financing, and international trade Burton Cross Building, Third Floor 111 Sewall Street Augusta, ME 04330 Phone: (207) 624-9800 Web: http://www.maine.gov/decd/index.shtml
State of Maine, Small Business Advocate Assistance to small businesses in navigation and compliance with Maine’s many regulatory requirements 148 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333 Phone: (207) 626-8410 Web: http://www.maine.gov/sos/sba/index.html