Economic Development Department | 389 Congress Street | Room 308 | Portland, Maine 04101 | 207-874-8683

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Guide To Doing Business
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Top Reasons to Choose Portland


The Economic Development Department (EDD) wants you and your business to succeed. A call or email to the EDD can set in motion informational, educational, financial, regulatory and advocacy assistance, opening up new opportunities for your business.

Guide to Doing Business In Portland

The Guide to Doing Business in Portland is full of useful information you’ll need to know to get your business up and running in Portland. It contains a business start-up checklist, steps involved in obtaining building permits and site plan approvals as well as business licensing and loan information. If you prefer to have a printed booklet email us at edc@portlandmaine.gov or call (207) 874-8683.