Marketing Assistance Programs
Whether your business makes salsa or semiconductors, whether your challenge is getting your product to market for the first time or evaluating export opportunities, Maine has a marketing program to help you succeed.
Through its Maine Made America’s Best program, DECD directly supports the wide variety of high-quality and unique products crafted in Maine. Unified under one highly-recognizable logo and with supporting internet exposure, over 2000 member companies can take advantage of free or low-cost branding as well as the possibility of exhibiting at the annual New England Products Trade Show in Portland, which Maine Made sponsors.
The Maine International Trade Center (MITC) is DECD’s official international trade and investment office, a public-private partnership supported by the contributions of member companies and the state. MITC provides technical assistance, trade counseling and workshops, import and export leads, and international credit reports, as well as organizing and facilitating international trade shows and missions abroad.
The Maine Technology Institute (MTI) is an industry-led, publicly funded nonprofit organization whose mission is to stimulate the growth of technology-intensive companies that create quality jobs across the state. Funded directly through DECD, MTI offers capital and commercialization assistance, loans, and grants, partnering to finance technology development projects as well as collaborative activities to strengthen Maine’s high-potential technology clusters. MTI also administers the Maine Technology Asset Fund, the State’s $53 million bond program boosting research and economic development across Maine.