Northern Maine Development CommissionNMDC Office in Caribou.

Welcome to Northern 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), Aroostook Partnership for Progress (APP), Leaders Encouraging Aroostook Development (LEAD) and Aroostook/Washington County Local Workforce Investment Board.

Aroostook Washington CountyAroostook Washington
Economic Development District

Learn more about NMDC
Reports & Studies

> 2014-2015 Aroostook County Visitor Guide
The Aroostook County visitor guide is filled with lodging, dining, events, outdoor recreation and more.
Click Here to view a flipbook version.
Click Here to download a printable PDF version.

>#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.
Click here to download the study.

> Northern Maine Tourism Action Plan
Aroostook County Tourism announced the new 2011-2016 Northern Maine Tourism Action Plan. The new Action Plan has established five goals which will serve as a guide for tourism promotional efforts through the next five years.

Click Here to download the Action Plan.

Measures of Growth In Focus - 2015
Welcome to the 21st annual Measures of Growth,
presented by the Maine Economic Growth Council
and the Maine Development Foundation. While
this report represents a departure in style from the previous 20 editions, it remains rich with information and data that provide a meaningful and valuable overview of Maine’s economy.
Click Here to read document.

> 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.
Click Here to read document.
Click Here for a more complete listing of reports & studies.
What's New Archived Articles   Meetings/Events Calendar

**NEW** Logging for Greater Profitability
ST. AGATHA — Following up on two very successful logger business training program the past two springs, Northern Maine Development Commission (NMDC) has developed a two-day seminar to help loggers and off road truckers become more profitable.
The workshop will be Tuesday, May 5, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Wednesday, May 6, from 8 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. at the Lakeview Restaurant in St. Agatha.
The 2015 Logger and Off Road Trucker program has been designed specifically for and offered to individuals in the forest industry, logging contractors and truckers who wish to refine their business skills. The program will focus on and address areas that all businesses need to focus on as it pertains to their business financial accounting/record keeping, business insurances, how to better manage their most valuable business asset - human resources, as well as maintaining compliance with State of Maine trucking records and compliance with safety standards of their equipment. Experienced accounting, insurance, human resource and State personnel who work directly with the forest industry will conduct this two day seminar sharing their firsthand experience and guidance in an effort to provide valuable information to attendees. These subjects have been developed and refined based upon comments and suggestions from past program participants.
Registration forms are available by contacting Judy Dinsmore at NMDC at (207) 498-8736 or by email at Electronic registration is available by clicking here.
To see a description of the material to be covered, click here.

**NEW** NBRC Funding Available
CARIBOU —The  Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) announced it is now accepting applications for the next round of federal grant funding for economic development projects from the four northern border states – Maine, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont and once again Northern Maine Development Commission (NMDC) will be providing a completeness review and  assistance to applicants.
The NBRC was created as federal-state partnership under legislation approved in the 2008 Farm Bill, with the aim of addressing the economic and community development needs of severely distressed areas in the Northern Forest region.
NBRC provides assistance for projects in seven priority sectors: basic public infrastructure; transportation infrastructure; telecom infrastructure; workforce training and business development; renewable and alternative energy sources; resource conservation, tourism, recreation and preservation of open spaces; and health care and public services in distressed communities.
To learn more about the grant opportunity, click here.
For an application and supporting documents, contact Alain Ouellette, Planning and Development Division Director at NMDC, at 498-8736 or by email at or Judy Dinsmore, Executive Coordinator, at 498-8739 or

**NEW** Director of Operations Employment Opportunity
The Northern Maine Development Commission is currently accepting applications for a Director of Operations. This position is responsible for financial accounting, record keeping and human resources administration for Northern Maine Development Commission.
Qualifications required: master's/bachelor’s degree in accounting, CPA designation preferred; 3-5 years of nonprofit accounting; and supervisory experience.
Salary commensurate with experience and education, excellent benefit package and working environment.

Deadline for receiving resumes:
Position will remain open until filled

Please send resume and three references via email or USPS to:
Ruby Bradbury, Director of Operations
Northern Maine Development Commission
P.O. Box 779
Caribou, ME   04736
Equal Opportunity Employer/Lender

To view the complete job description, click here.

**NEW** Employment Opportunity
Northern Maine Development Commission is seeking a qualified individual to serve as the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Manager working with manufacturers in Northern Penobscot, Piscataquis, Aroostook and Washington counties. The individual will work within NMDC’s Economic & Workforce Development Division and will report to the Director of Economic & Workforce Development. The position will require extensive travel within northern Maine, from Bangor north and a work from home arrangement is possible. NMDC offers a competitive compensation and benefit package. 
Interested applicants should possess a bachelor’s degree with experience in a manufacturing setting, preferably in manufacturing operations, and a high level of comfort with consulting and sales. Areas of expertise may include strategic planning, product commercialization, lean manufacturing, energy efficiency/sustainability, supply chain management or workforce development.
The MEP Manager will assist companies in reaching their growth potential as world-class manufacturers. The Manager will work with clients to identify conditions, which may be impeding their ability to become more efficient, competitive and prosperous.

Please send a resume and three work related references, by close of business Friday, April 17, 2015, to:
G. Ruby Bradbury, Director of Operations
Northern Maine Development Commission
P.O. Box 779
Caribou, ME  04736
Equal Opportunity Employer
Equal Opportunity Lender

May 7 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Expand Your Market with Local, State and Federal Opportunities Meeting
NMDC Fort Kent Office. For more information contact Maine PTAC Counselor Dana Delano.elano.
May 14 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
NMDC Executive Board Meeting
NMDC boardroom Caribou.

Mobilize Northern Maine

Mobilize Northern Maine

Mobilize Northern Maine Final Reports

Renewable Energy Final Reportrt

Information Technology 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.

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Northern Maine Development Commission - PO Box 779 - 11 West Presque Isle Road - Caribou, ME 04736
Phone: 207-498-8736 - Toll Free in Maine 800-427-8736 - FAX: 207-493-3108
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