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Art Stevens

Business Development Officer, Workforce

About Art

Arthur Stevens is the Business Development Officer-Workforce Solutions at Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI), a Maine-based community development financial institution with a mission to build just, vibrant and climate-resilient futures for people and communities in Maine and rural regions by integrating finance, business expertise and policy solutions in ways that make the economy work more equitably. Art serves on the Board of the Sanford-Springvale Chamber of Commerce, the Employee Growth Services Committee for the Manufacturers Association of Maine and is on the Program Advisory Committee for the Academy of Business-Sanford Regional Technology Center.

As CEI’s Business Development Officer-Workforce Solutions, Art sources, assesses, and develops a pipeline of potential loan and investments in the context of CEI’s Good Jobs Strategy.  Art works closely with the lending and investing, business development services and natural resources departments in aligning financing needs of businesses with CEI’s flexible capital and Good Jobs supports.

Art joined CEI in 1992 as a Project Coordinator for a 3-year demonstration project and has held positions with the workforce team as well as lending during his tenure. Prior to joining CEI, Art was an Employment Developer with Creative Work Systems, assisting persons with disabilities in accessing meaningful work. He is a semi-professional drummer having worked with an assortment of musical projects over the years, can often be seen around the campfire playing his guitar while singing poorly, and enjoys all forms of fishing (especially ice-fishing) and outdoor sporting activities.


  • University of Maine, Presque Isle: B.A. Behavioral Science
  • Economic Development Council of Maine-Economic Development Professional Certification
  • University of Southern Maine -Certificate, Human Resource Management
  • Risk Management Association- Certificate, Small Business Financial Statements/Cash Flow Analysis
Get To Know Art
What book, film, tv show or album do you return to again and again?

The White Album

What is your favorite candy or snack food?

Anything that has peanut butter!

What is unique about the town you grew up in?

Calais Maine, located on the St. Croix River across from St. Stephen, New Brunswick. As a kid you could cross the bridge on foot to go to the movies.

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