Welcome to CEI, a national leader in rural business development.

Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI) is a mission-driven lender and investor specializing in rural business development and financing. In Maine and throughout the U.S., CEI helps to create economically and environmentally healthy communities in which all people, especially those with low incomes, can reach their full potential.

CEI supports small and medium-sized businesses; natural resource-based industries from the farm, fishery, aquaculture, forestry, renewable energy, and nature-based tourism sectors; and community facility, commercial real estate, and affordable housing development.

If you need business advising or financing or want to be a part of investing in your community, we want to work with you.