Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI) is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 community development financial institution (CDFI) founded in 1977 with a mission to grow good jobs, environmentally sustainable enterprises and shared prosperity in Maine and rural regions throughout the U.S. One of the nation’s leading CDFIs for over 43 years, CEI has provided $1.46 billion in loans, equity and tax credit financing for 3,039 businesses and projects helping to build livelihoods, wealth and a more equitable, sustainable economy.

Good Jobs

Shared Prosperity

Environmentally Sustainable Enterprises

CEI integrates financing, business and industry expertise, and policy solutions to build an economy that lifts all people.

Our History

Incorporated in 1977, CEI made its first loan to the Boothbay Fish & Cold Storage Facility.