04578 Economic Development Agency

Find 04578 economic development agencies, departments and corporations. Economic development agencies provide information on resources for economic growth through the expansion of local businesses and by attracting new business and tourism.


Brunswick Economic Development 28 Federal St Brunswick ME 04011 14.2 miles from 04578 207-721-0292


Gardiner Economic Development 6 Church Street Gardiner ME 04345 17.5 miles from 04578 207-582-6888

Lisbon Economic Development 300 Lisbon St Lisbon ME 04250 20.4 miles from 04578 207-353-4129

Maine State Economic Development 59 State House Sta Augusta ME 04333 22.9 miles from 04578 207-624-9800

Augusta Economic Development 16 Cony Street Augusta ME 04330 23.4 miles from 04578 207-626-2336

Lewiston Economic Development 27 Pine St Lewiston ME 04240 27.1 miles from 04578 207-513-3126

Portland Economic Development 145 Middle Street Portland ME 04101 35.8 miles from 04578 207-772-1109

Maine State Economic Development 233 Oxford Street Portland ME 04101 36.1 miles from 04578 207-774-9891

Windham Economic Development 8 School Road Windham ME 04062 38.1 miles from 04578 207-892-1901

Westbrook Economic Development 2 York Street Westbrook ME 04092 38.4 miles from 04578 207-591-8110

Belfast Economic Development 147 Waldo Avenue Belfast ME 04915 45.6 miles from 04578 207-338-5591

Biddeford Economic Development 205 Main Street Biddeford ME 04005 50.9 miles from 04578 207-282-7119

Skowhegan Economic Development 225 Water Street Skowhegan ME 04976 54.2 miles from 04578 207-474-6905

Somerset County Economic Development 41 Court Street Skowhegan ME 04976 54.2 miles from 04578 207-474-0166

What is a tax abatement?

A tax abatement is an agreement between a business and a taxing entity, such as a state, county, or local government, which provides a temporary tax reduction for a business that expands or makes physical improvements. Typically, the additional property taxes that would have been levied as a result of the business expansion or improvement are forgiven for a specified period of time. Businesses are sometimes offered tax abatements as a way to encourage expansion and investment.

What is the difference between an Economic Development Agency and an Economic Development Commission?

An Economic Development Agency is an agency of the government staffed by professional employees who implement the programs and services of the agency. An Economic Development Commission usually refers to an appointed board that serves as an advisor on economic policy. Economic Development Commissions are common at the county and local levels of government.

What do I need to do to start a new business?

Most Economic Development Agencies have a staff person or office to help prospective business owners to understand how to register their business and obtain any necessary licensing.