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How do I start a business in Maine?

See our Maine.gov Guide to Starting a Business in Maine.

How do I obtain a business license?

General licenses to operate a business are managed at the town/city level in Maine. Contact your town office for information. Corporations must register with the State of Maine Bureau of Corporations. Certain professions and types of businesses require additional permits and licenses. Try the free online Business Answers service or check our Maine.gov Business Licensing page for more information and links.

How do I become a vendor to the State of Maine?

See our Maine.gov State Procurement & Vendor Information page or go directly to the state Division of Purchases website.

How do I learn more about Maine’s Pine Tree Development Zone program?

The Pine Tree Development Zone (PTDZ) program offers eligible businesses the chance to greatly reduce or virtually eliminate state taxes for up to ten years. Visit the Pine Tree Development Zone information page for more information.