Equity Investment

Investing in Good Jobs and Business Growth

Equity investment can be a vital tool in growing your business and supporting its capability to create good jobs and make a positive impact on the local community. CEI offers equity and equity-like capital to businesses and real estate developments in Maine and in key geographies that face systemic barriers to capital access and/or have high growth and impact potential.


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Venture Capital Funding

Through our subsidiary CEI Ventures, Inc., we invest in innovative, socially-minded entrepreneurs, in areas overlooked by traditional VC firms, primarily in Maine and the Northeast. We focus on businesses that are committed to creating good jobs for their employees in alignment with CEI’s Good Jobs Framework.  



National, with a focus on Maine & the Northeast






Varies by company need/stage.


Companies should have a viable exit plan within a reasonable time frame.

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What makes a strong investment candidate?

Investment Criteria

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CVI Portfolio
CEI Ventures, Inc.
CEI Ventures, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of CEI, manages socially responsible venture capital funds in Maine and the Northeast.
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Maine State Historic Tax Credit Equity

Through our subsidiary 30FSI, we invest in the restoration and rehabilitation of historic properties in Maine in order to support downtown revitalization, and the creation of good jobs, affordable housing units, workforce housing, and mixed-use development.





Commercial Real Estate


Rehabilition of certified historic structures.

Other Features/Requirements:

Must be a certified historic building or in process to be certified by the National Park Service. For more information, reach out to Daniel Wallace, CEO of 30FSI at Daniel.Wallace@ceimaine,org or 207.535.2916

Loan Process

Learn more about Incentives for Historic Rehabilition in Maine

Maine Historic Incentives
30 Federal Street Investments
30 Federal Street Investments, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CEI, invests in historic rehabilitation of commercial properties in Maine.
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Community Reinvestment Act Areas & Opportunity Zones Investment

Through our joint venture CEI-Boulos Capital Management LLC, we invest in commercial real estate projects with positive social and environmental impacts, including redevelopment and new construction of commercial properties such as multi-family, mixed-use assets, industrial, office, retail and hospitality. Our investment focus is on community-centered projects located in Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Areas and Opportunity Zones.





Commercial Real Estate, including multi-family, mixed-use assets, industrial, office, retail and hospitality.


Construction, expansion, redevelopment or renovation.

Other Features / Requirements:

For more information, contact: info@ceiboulos.com

Loan Process

Am I in an Opportunity Zone?

Opportunity Zones
CEI-Boulos Capital Management
CEI-Boulos Capital Management, a joint venture between CEI and The Boulos Company, is a boutique real estate investment fund management company focused on delivering both competitive financial returns and social impact across a national scope.
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