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OnLine Answer (OLA) is a faster, easier and lower cost way for lenders to apply for loan insurance.  Lenders using OLA will receive an answer within minutes!


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The Loan Insurance Program reduces risk to a lending institution to allow it to assist a company in meeting its capital needs.


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All of FAME's business related program applications and forms are available online, so you may access them at any time.


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Our focus in the Business Division at FAME is to help businesses access capital to grow, expand and succeed; thus, creating new employment opportunities that will benefit the people and communities of Maine.


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FAME is continually developing new programs and services to support Maine companies in their efforts to start up, continue in operation, expand or compete more effectively in the global marketplace.  We are very proud of the diverse products and services we offer Maine businesses that are designed to help at every stage in their economic lives.




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  • Thursday, April 17, 2014 3:05 PM

    The Board of Directors of the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) today approved new financing for Thermogen I, LLC, an entity with plans to develop a black pellet mill at the former Great Northern Paper mill in Millinocket.  The project is expected to help to create 55 direct jobs and approximately 281 indirect jobs in the region. 


  • Monday, March 24, 2014 8:57 AM

    At its March 20, 2014 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) approved bond financing for St. Croix Tissue, Inc., which is located in Baileyville. The proceeds will be used to partially finance the purchase and installation of two new, large tissue-making machines. FAME’s actions will help St. Croix and a related company, Woodland Pulp, LLC, create and retain approximately 450 Maine jobs.