Communities we collaborate with see an increase in municipal revenue, business attraction, job creation, and property reuse and redevelopment. By taking a collaborative, proactive approach to community development, our Community Initiatives team works with you to maximize the impact of each project and generate future investment. Click here to learn more about what we do .
A Message to EMDC's Community Initiatives Clients & Partners
We're here for you!

Through the changes brought on in response to COVID-19, we continue to provide quality services to our clients and partners while following the State of Maine’s recommendations regarding COVID-19. To that end, our offices are closed to the public with many staff working from home while they continue supporting clients through phone, video, and email. So what does that mean for our Community Initiatives clients and partners?
  • Individualized support is still provided, we are reachable by phone, video or email and continue to work with communities.
  • One-on-one or group meetings are postponed or conducted via phone, video or email until further notice.
  • Comprehensive Plans continue to be worked on by Will Harper.

As always, we are available to answer your community, economic development and planning questions, and provide any assistance you may need to continue your development efforts.
You can connect with either myself or Will Harper via email, telephone, or video chat:
Vicki Rusbult
(207) 951-0738
William Harper
(207) 942-6389
We are committed to providing the level of support you have come to expect from us. Please contact us Monday through Friday between 8am and 5pm should you have questions or need help, we look forward to continuing to work with you.
Dr. Vicki L. Rusbult
Director of Community Initiatives
EMDC 40 Harlow Street, Bangor, Maine 04401