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Solar, Clean Energy and Climate Resilience Funding
Options for improving the environmental sustainability or climate resilience of your Maine business, including loans for solar installation.
Maine-Sponsored Financing Programs & Grants
Learn more about State-sponsored business financing programs, including the Child Care Infrastructure Grant Program.
Small Business Loans
Flexible and accessible loans for your Maine-based small business, including our streamlined Wicked Fast Microloan for amounts $30,000 and under.
Investment options for growth-oriented companies in Maine and the Northeast.
Real Estate Financing
Financing options for community facilities and commercial real estate, including bridge, construction and predevelopment loans.
Free general business assistance through the Maine Small Business Development Centers at CEI or chose from one of our focused offerings developed to meet the needs of specific industries and populations.
Farms & Food Producers
Child Care Providers
Fisheries & Aquaculture
Maine Small Business Development Centers
Confidential advising and training to help you build assets and financial security.
Maine Historic Tax Credit financing for the restoration and rehabilitation of Maine’s historic properties.
CEI Boulos Capital Management
National real estate investment that combines community-driven impact and competitive financial returns.
CEI Capital Management
National New Markets Tax Credit investment in manufacturing businesses that create good jobs for rural residents.
Socially responsible venture capital for growth-oriented businesses in rural towns and small gateway cities across the Northeast.
Find the CEI location nearest you.
Webinars, Workshops, Cohorts and Events
Upcoming opportunities to learn and connect.
Small Business Resources
How-tos, FAQs, webinar recordings and other resources to build your business skills at your own pace.
Advice or Education
Financing for my Business or Commercial Real Estate Project
Join us in supporting recovery for the victims and families of the Lewiston shooting, as well as the greater community, by donating to the Lewiston-Auburn Area Response Fund or the City of Lewiston Support Fund.