COVID-19 Business Resources
CEI is committed to helping Maine businesses respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re hosting webinars on the changing business landscape, offering one-on-one business advice, providing flexible financing and administering grants on behalf of the State of Maine.
Good jobs provide economic stability for families, improve the financial performance of companies and strengthen local communities. Through our investments, advice and workforce development expertise, CEI works with employers to implement strategies to grow good jobs and improve the quality of existing jobs.
Helped to create or retain 42,501 full-time jobs
Environmentally Sustainable Enterprises
The changing climate disproportionately impacts people with low incomes. We focus financing and technical assistance to expand renewable energy, energy efficiency and green businesses that reduce carbon emissions and create jobs in rural regions and small gateway cities undergoing economic transitions.
Economic growth and the creation of jobs are the building blocks of an economy lifts all people. Yet, growth is insufficient to confront rising levels of inequality and reduced economic mobility, particularly in rural America. CEI increases more broadly shared prosperity by improving access to financing, information and opportunity, particularly for people with low incomes.