Our Expertise

Our Expertise

Our Expertise

Putting Our Experience to Work for You

Maine & Co. helps companies gather the information necessary to make the best decision for

Getting started is easy. Contact Peter or Ashley to discuss your business goals, needs, and vision for Maine.

Peter DelGreco

Peter has been with Maine & Co. since 2004 and has served as its President since 2012. For questions regarding board membership, partnerships both within Maine and outside of Maine, and anything related to the day-to-day operations of the organization, please reach out to Peter.

Ashley Pringle

Ashley has been with Maine & Co. since 2014. She is responsible for managing most new expansion and relocation projects. If you have any questions about growing or expanding your business in Maine, Ashley is your first point of contact.

Starting, Expanding, and Diversifying In Maine

Each year, we have conversations with hundreds of businesses and business leaders looking to start, expand, or diversify their products and markets. While each case presents a unique set of circumstances, opportunities, visions, and challenges, there are consistencies in each company’s interests, questions, and needs.

Below are the topics we discuss most and the ways in which can offer insight, guidance, and expertise to each.

Early Stage Companies

Raising Funds & Finding Clients

We have connections. While we are not a funding source or a sales organization, we do have relationships that can help early-stage companies find the right stage funding for the right opportunities. We assist early-stage companies considering Maine as a location by introducing the ones that make the most sense for the sector, situation, and goals.

For companies looking to raise funds for scalable business ideas, there are a number of resources in Maine, including the Maine Technology Institute (MTI) to the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME). These and other organizations do provide funding to early-stage companies looking to raise funds to develop and scale their organizations.  We are happy to help entrepreneurs understand these resources and meet the right organizations.

For companies that have fully developed their product/market fit and have a significant presence in Maine, gaining new customers and market share is paramount.  As a small organization, Maine & Co. will never be a company’s sales force.  However, as a result of our understanding of Maine’s economy, we may have ideas that can help your company develop a strategy that includes new business in Maine.

Companies in Aggressive Growth and Marketing Expansion

Companies in Aggressive Growth and Market Expansion often want to discuss factors that will slow down progress/create friction in the relocation and expansion process.

As companies grow from the start-up stage to a more aggressive growth and market expansion phase, there is plenty of opportunity in Maine. At Maine & Co., our goal is to help companies invest in Maine and create new jobs.

We can assist in that process by helping companies identify the most frictionless and profitable path to establishing an operation in Maine.

Typically, our services include:

  • Real estate site selection
  • Workforce analysis
  • Incentive identification and valuation
  • Site visit coordination

Increasingly, we are helping companies with other complex issues:

  • Understanding the State and local regulatory environment
  • Identifying locations that require unique infrastructure attributes (power, broadband, transportation, etc…)
  • Community introductions for large capital expenditure projects