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January 30, 2017

Our Commitment to the Communities We Serve

CEI invests in enterprises and people in order to promote a more just, inclusive, productive, and sustainable society. We are proud and honored to work with people from every corner of Maine, in rural regions across the United States, and with individuals and families who have immigrated to our country from around the world. We serve Americans from all backgrounds and belief systems, and we believe that our communities are strongest when all people have equality of opportunity. CEI stands with all of our clients, including our immigrant and refugee clients and their families, who are working hard to establish their lives here and contribute to our society. Immigrants have helped to build our country and they will play a vital role in our economic future. We oppose discrimination based on race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, country of origin, age, and/or disability. For CEI, economic empowerment is a matter of social justice.

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Kingfield Kinder Care

"When Jackie Lobdell’s children were young, she couldn’t find daycare fitting the hours she needed. The nearby child care was closed Fridays and…"

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Taylor Tots

"Miranda Taylor turned her experience as an Ed Tech III/School-Based Behavioral Health Professional into Child Care entrepreneurship - creating a commute-free job for…"

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Maine Ocean Farms 

"The oysters produced by Maine Ocean Farms are regarded as some of the best on the East Coast and are served across Maine…"