As a mission driven investor, CEI finances and advises businesses and projects in Maine and nearby states. Your donation will help grow good jobs, environmentally sustainable enterprises, and shared prosperity, particularly for families with low incomes or those struggling in our economy.
Good jobs provide economic stability for families, improve financial performance of companies, and strengthen local communities.
The changing climate disproportionately impacts people with low incomes. We focus our financing and advising to expand renewable energy, energy efficiency, and environmentally sustainable enterprises that are reducing carbon emissions and creating jobs in rural regions undergoing economic transitions.
Economic growth and the creation of jobs are the building blocks of more broadly shared prosperity. Yet, growth alone is insufficient to confront rising levels of inequality and reduced economic mobility in rural America. CEI improves access to capital, skills, information, and opportunity, particularly for people with low incomes.
CEI is a tax-exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our tax identification number is EIN 01-0347504.
With you, we are building an economy that works for everyone.
“We’re endlessly grateful for the opportunities we were given by CEI. We would not have had the courage and confidence to start our business without the free business counseling that was provided to us. In addition, the loan granted by CEI provided start-up funds that otherwise would not be available to us.”Kelly Brodeur, Co-owner, Vintage Maine Kitchen