FARMINGTON — Available resources to help start or grow a business will be discussed during the Western Maine Legislative Caucus public forum starting at 7 a.m. Thursday, April 28, at the University of Maine.

John Butera, senior economic adviser for Gov. Paul LePage’s administration, will provide a welcoming address as the caucus hosts “Resources for the Western Maine Entrepreneur.”

Representatives from agencies that provide assistance with business planning, marketing, small business loans, small business counseling and other services will also participate in the event at the Olsen Student Center. 

Forum presenters will include USDA Rural Development, Coastal Enterprises Inc., Franklin County Cooperative Extension, Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments, Women, Work & Community, the Career Center and area chambers from Livermore to Eustis.

Most jobs in today’s economy are created by small business startups and Western Maine has an abundance of resources to support entrepreneurs interested in developing their own business. The public is welcome to attend and learn about the range of resources available in Western Maine to help start and grow a small business.

The forum begins with a complimentary networking breakfast at 7 a.m. Registration is not required but RSVPs are requested for meal planning purposes. Please contact the Western Mountains Alliance at (207) 778-3885 or [email protected] by April 25.

Caucus forums are free and open to the public.


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