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• Southern Maine Planning and Development Commission: The SMPDC houses the Maine SBDC and the Business Resource Information Center (BRIC). The BRIC provides information, reference material and computer service, including high speed Internet access, for those looking to start up new businesses. In addition, they provide technical assistance on State and federal grant programs.
Phone: 207-324-2952 

• Maine Small Business Development Center (SBDC) – Phone: 207-324-0316

• SCORE Southern Maine - Free small business counseling in Portland and the Kennebunks. Workshops on subjects ranging from Website Development to Writing a Business Plan scheduled on a regular basis. Phone: 207-772-1147

• Maine Department of Economic and Community Development: Peter O’Donnell, Business Development Specialist covers York and Cumberland Counties. He can provide information and access to state programs broadly relating to economic and business development. Phone: 207-822-0186

• Southern Maine Economic Development District (SMEDD): Provides business financing in the Kennebunk area. Contact: Vin DiCara in Portland. Phone: 207-774-9891

• Biddeford-Saco Area Economic Development Corp. assists with gap financing for projects that require cash, fixed asset financing, start-up and working capital and real estate acquisition and development. Phone: 207-282-1748 

• The Kennebunk Chamber of Commerce: Phone: 207-967-0857 

• Maine & Company: Provides free and confidential site selection assistance to out-of-state companies considering Maine as a business location. Phone: 207-624-9800

• US Small Business Administration (SBA): Provides financing and services to small businesses. Phone: 207-592-5322

• Maine International Trade Center (MITC): Provides international trade assistance. Phone: 207- 541-7400