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Certified Business-Friendly Community Program
Submit your completed application form to:
Attn: Andrea K. Smith
59 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0059
Dear Community Leader,
Thank you for expressing interest in becoming a Certified Business-Friendly Community.
The number one priority of my Administration is job creation. The Certified Business-Friendly Community Program is another step towards partnering with business, to ensure they have the tools and environment they need to expand and create jobs in Maine.
It is critical that government at all levels work with job creators, not against them. Encouraging business expansion takes a partnership between local communities and the state. We all must be working together to reduce red tape and promote job creation in Maine.
Our goal is simple, we want our local communities to partner with businesses and we want to identify those communities who exhibit a “CAN DO” attitude.
My Administration is focused on creating an attitude in state government that works with the job creators. We are dedicated to working with local communities to be “Open for Business.”
Paul R. LePage
What does it mean to be a Certified Business-Friendly Community?
- You will receive recognition on the State of Maine DECD website
- Your community will become a key part of Maine's Business Attraction strategy
- You will receive an award presented by the Governor
- Your community will receive two Business-Friendly Community signs
How to Apply:
Certified Business-Friendly applications for 2013 are due May 3rd and September 6th.
For more information about this program and how you can become a Certified Business- Friendly Community, contact Andrea K. Smith at (207) 624-9813, tty: 1-800-437-1220; or by e-mail at bizfriendly.DECD@maine.gov