CEI’s mission is to help create economically and environmentally healthy communities in which all people, especially those with low incomes, can reach their full potential.
We pursue this mission by providing financing and management assistance to promising locally-based enterprises. CEI also targets specific sectors for maximum impact, such as sustainably managed ventures in the farm, fish and forest sectors, women business owners, microenterprises, and child care enterprises. CEI’s goal is the creation of quality jobs, opportunities for self-employment and affordable housing, and access to essential services for individuals and communities. Maine is our primary market, but we also partner with CDFIs and environmental groups to bring resources to northern New England and upstate New York.
CEI's work depends on the support of individuals and institutions across the country who are committed to investing in communities and their residents. We invite you to become a CEI supporter and help us make a difference for people and communities across the region.
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