Our Town Belfast hosts regular gatherings of the business community to discuss local issues or learn new skills in order to continually improve upon our downtown economic climate.

Here are just a handful of available area resources for small businesses:

City of Belfast / Economic Development:  Whether you are an existing business already located here in the City of Belfast, a business just starting up, or a business considering expanding or relocating to the Belfast region, our office can serve as your single point of contact throughout your business development project.

The U.S. Small Business Administration:  Information on starting and managing a business, financing options, contracting, counseling and training

The Maine Employers Initiative:  Provides Maine’s public and private employers with technical assistance, training and statewide recognition for taking steps to promote educational and career advancement opportunities for their employees.

Coastal Enterprises, Inc:  CEI is a private, nonprofit Community Development Corporationand Community Development Financial Institution that provides financing and support for job-creating small businesses, natural resources industries, community facilities, and affordable housing.

Maine Centers for Women, Work & Community:  Helping individuals recognize strengths, overcome barriers, find resources, develop a plan, take action towards their goals: start a business, find a career, return to school, build assets, be active in the community.  WWC offers guidance, classes and workshops at no cost to individuals in four areas: