Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI)
is a private, nonprofit Community Development Corporation
and Community Development Financial Institution with its roots in the civil rights movement. The
organization provides financing and support for job-creating small businesses, natural resources
industries, community facilities, and affordable housing. CEI's primary market is Maine, but its
financing programs are also available in northern New England, upstate New York and beyond. CEI has
provided financing of more than $461 million to over 1900 businesses.