Northern Maine Development CommissionNMDC Office in Caribou.

Welcome to Northern and Eastern Maine!

The Northern Maine Development Commission (NMDC) is a membership organization comprised of participating communities and counties in the Aroostook Washington Economic Development District.

NMDC provides federal and state services at the regional and local levels. NMDC also provides management and support for Aroostook County Tourism (ACT), Aroostook Municipal Association (AMA), and Aroostook Partnership.

Aroostook Washington
Economic Development District

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> GroWashington-Aroostook
GROWashington-Aroostook is a regional planning process focused on job creation, modern infrastructure, and healthy, affordable communities in the counties of Aroostook and Washington, here in northeastern Maine.
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> Measures of Growth In Focus - 2017
We find ourselves in precarious and uncertain economic times. Our financial system is in turmoil and this has sent ripples through the world economy.
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>US Jobs Supported by Agricultural Exports Grew in 2014
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>Aroostook County Transportation Survey 2015
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>#4 Plastic Recycling Feasibility Study
This feasibility study focuses on a number of issues relating to recycling #4 plastics, including the potential amount of product available in the region and the review of solid waste disposal and recycling rates for the various solid waste associations.  The intent of the study is to provide transfer station and landfill managers with necessary information to make an informed decision whether or not to recycle #4 plastics at their facilities.
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> Aroostook County Visitor Guide
The Aroostook County visitor guide is filled with lodging, dining, events, outdoor recreation and more.
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> Sustainable Economy Initiative
The Sustainable Economy Initiative (SEI) has released Economic Resurgence in the Northern Forest—the first-ever, 4-state strategy for sustainable economic development in the Northern Forest.
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What's New     Meetings/Events Calendar

Floodplain Management Workshop
The Maine Floodplain Management Program and FEMA Region 1 are pleased to sponsor a full day training workshop for local code officials that will be comprised of basic floodplain management topics. Most code officials have responsibility for issuing permits, enforcing the ordinance, or both, so a good working knowledge of these topics is critical to your success.
The workshop is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. at Northern Maine Development Commission in Caribou.

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New Aroostook County Visitors Guide is in
AROOSTOOK COUNTY — Thalo Blue, a design agency with a focus on tourism and arts marketing from Auburn, Maine, was selected to complete a relaunch of the Aroostook County Tourism Visitor Guide.
Under the agreement with Aroostook County Tourism (ACT), a committee of Northern Maine Development Commission, Thalo Blue has fully redesigned the region’s 68-page visitor guide, updated the editorial content and sold advertising in the guide. The 2017 publication is the first of three annual guides the agency will produce in partnership with ACT.
The guide was delivered to NMDC in Caribou Thursday, June 29.
“For our next Aroostook County Visitor Guide, the NMDC and the ACT marketing committee wanted to find a firm with the experience and capability to beautifully show potential visitors all that The County has to offer,” said Alain Ouellette of NMDC. “In the proposal that Thalo Blue submitted, they demonstrated that they can do this, and more, for us.”
Since 2011, Thalo Blue has designed and produced 13 annual visitor guides for numerous Maine regional tourism entities, including relaunching half of Maine’s eight official tourism region guides. The firm’s work has garnered high praise, including a Governor’s Conference on Tourism Award for Marketing & Promotion presented by the Maine Office of Tourism for rebranding Maine’s Kennebec Valley.


Sept. 21 NMDC Executive Board Meeting
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
NMDC Boardroom Caribou


Mobilize Northern Maine

Mobilize Northern Maine

Mobilize Northern Maine

Renewable Energy Final Report

Aroostook County leaders are behind a statewide initiative to provide planners with more detailed data and information about their regions in order to promote growth in Maine's 16 counties.

Featured Business
Clark's Variety
Inn of Acadia

A Houlton couple can now add business owners to their resumes after recently purchasing a Linneus convenience store. Clark’s Variety Inc., formerly known as Peg’s Place, is now owned by Daniel and Vanessa Clark.
Located on US Route 2A, this popular and well known convenience store is located at the Four Corners in Linneus, not far from the well-known Grammy’s Restaurant.
Daniel and Vanessa combined have more than two decades of experience managing various businesses in retail, service and the grocery industry.
Northern Maine Development Commission provided small business counseling to the couple prior to purchase and the NMDC Business Finance Division was essential in securing financing according to Clark.

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Northern Maine Development Commission - PO Box 779 - 11 West Presque Isle Road - Caribou, ME 04736
Phone: 207-498-8736 - FAX: 866-493-1388
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