Laws & Rules

Summary of the Legislation that created MRDA

The Maine Rural Development Authority was established to provide loans to communities for the acquisition, development or redevelopment of commercial facilities. The MRDA can act as a lender or investor where economic needs are not supported by private investment.

Commercial Facilities Development Program Summary

This Program allows MRDA to serve as lender or investor in the acquisition, development or redevelopment of commercial real estate for subsequent sale or lease into private productive use.

Speculative Buildings Program Summary

This Program allows MRDA to provide loans to Local Development Corporations (as defined in Title 5 MRSA; 13120-B) for construction of speculative buildings.

Rural Manufacturing and Industrial Site Redevelopment Program Summary

This Program allows MRDA to provide grants for technical assistance, planning or implementation related to the rehabilitation, revitalization and marketing of manufacturing and industrial sites in rural communities.