Eastern Maine Development Corporation
A collaborative network advancing economic growth and opportunities.
Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC) is a private, non-profit organization established in 1967. The Corporation is located in Bangor, Maine and serves the four Eastern Counties of Maine: Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis Counties as well as portions of Waldo County.
The business of the Corporation is managed by a 15 member Board of Directors. The Board consists of at least two members from each of the four counties, one member for each of the four Regional Planning Commissions, one Growth Center representative, two members-at-large, and a representative from the Native American community.
EMDC's service area covers almost 11,000 square miles with a population of 257,334 and is the largest economic development district in Maine. Our professional staff members are divided into three service areas - business, community and workforce.
EMDC is the fiscal agent and programmatic hub for the Bangor AmeriCorps Opportunity Collaborative (BAOC), a group of dedicated AmeriCorps volunteers serving with several Bangor region non-profit, community partners. We work with the residents of the greater Bangor area to take steps toward self-sufficiency. Members spend their service removing the barriers to this goal by working with individuals to address food insecurity, financial literacy, soft skills, homeownership and housing security, veterans’ services, and developing entrepreneurial skills.