If you are starting a new business or expanding an existing one, SCEC has an ever growing list of business development links. Whether you need assistance with start up, business planning, financing, or a host of other issues, there are resources available to help you succeed. We can connect you with many resources at the county, state and federal level or locally at our Calais and Machias offices. In addition to technical assistance, facilitation and our vast business resources providers networks, SCEC also offers financing, often partnering with an assortment of for-profit and non-profit lenders to help make your dream a reality. This section provides an overview of the resources available to you as a businessperson in Washington County.