Doing Business in Maine

Resources for entrepreneurs and businesses within Maine’s life sciences industry

There are more than 400 companies and organizations working within Maine’s life sciences industry. The state’s top sectors include pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing, scientific research and development services, medical and diagnostic laboratories, and medical equipment and supplies manufacturing. Maine bioscience companies include everything from discovery research to commercialization.

Whether you are interested in starting a new business, growing your business in a new location or looking for a quality vendor to assist you with your current development project, Maine has the resources you need to propel your business forward.

  • Maine provides significant value on investment to open up opportunity for life science companies, with an abundance of affordable land and resources, and capacity advantages.
  • Maine life sciences companies’ voices carry weight to drive our economy forward, creating more jobs for Mainers and shaping the state’s economy.
  • With over 20 colleges and universities in the state offering degrees in life sciences, Maine has access to a quality, highly skilled workforce, driving both workforce attraction and retention.
  • Maine has direct access to government resources, support and funding, to create business efficiencies and drive growth.
  • Maine is a gateway to the life sciences world, just a 1-hour and 45-minute drive from a global hub, but with ease of traveling, low traffic congestion, and public transit commuting.