Maine SBDC Releases 2023 Results: Supporting and empowering entrepreneurs throughout Maine

February 26, 2024

The Maine Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) is proud to announce the release of its 2023 Annual Report. The report, available here, highlights the Maine SBDC’s impact in supporting Maine’s entrepreneurs and small businesses. The report showcases the tangible outcomes in 2023 and spotlights individual success stories that underscore the powerful effect of the program’s business advising and training services.

In 2023, business advisors across Maine provided no-cost, confidential business advising to 2,289 entrepreneurs and small businesses. They spent over 8,600 hours assisting clients which helped to:

  • Start 145 new businesses
  • Save and create 542 jobs
  • Access $36.4 million in funding


“We are happy to share that Maine’s entrepreneurial spirit remains strong. Our 2023 annual report not only celebrates the optimism and achievements of the entrepreneurs and small businesses we serve but also emphasizes the invaluable role that Maine SBDC plays in fostering economic resilience and prosperity throughout our communities,” commented Maine SBDC State Director Mark Delisle. 

To access the full 2023 Digital Annual Report, visit: