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Community Development

Located in the heart of the St. John Valley, directly across from Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada with an international Port of Entry accustomed to commerce and located on iconic Route 1, Madawaska is a great place to locate your business and your family.  Madawaska has breath-taking vistas, boasts four seasons of recreational access and venues.

Community Development provides assistance to local businesses to expand their services through gap financing and grant funding or through the Madawaska UDAG loan program. The office welcomes and encourages new business growth and administers and supports various local, state and federal programs that can benefit the community.
Madawaska's grant opportunities are administered by NMDC (Northern Maine Development Commission) under the guidance of the Town Manager.

For more information on how to receive assistance to open, retain or expand on an existing business, contact Community Development at (207)728-6315. Extension 111


  Current Bids / RFPs      CLICK HERE

Current Community Development - Madawaska
Village Partnership Initiative
Midtown Shopping Parking & Farmer's Market Development
Midtown Development Project & Trail Summary Figures
14-16th Avenue MDOT Sidewalk Projects WIN#22218.0
16th North Stormwater Replacement Project WIN#25371.0 & 029421.0

A free step-by-step guide for those in Maine looking to start a business, covering everything from validating a business idea to funding it.

Steps To Opening a Business in Maine 

Other governmental grant links (not administered by the town)
On-Farm Milk Storage & Handling Grant 2023
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
FEMA Grants
HUD (housing) Grants
Maine DACF Grants