North Atlantic

North Atlantic

Maine International Trade Center’s North Atlantic initiative connects Maine businesses and institutions with opportunities in the North Atlantic region to expand trade and increase investment.

$1 trillion in infrastructure needed in the Arctic based on research by Guggenheim Partners

Over 300 Mainers traveled to and made connections in North Atlantic markets with MITC since 2014

Maine trade with the North Atlantic - Arctic region averages $825 million annually

Our North Atlantic team helps Maine businesses identify and enter new markets across the region. In addition, we welcome and facilitate introductions for international partners looking to innovate, invest, and/ or locate in Maine.

Formed in 2013 as the Maine North Atlantic Development Office (MENADO), this focused initiative ensures that Maine voices and expertise are included in key international forums such as the Arctic Economic Council, High North Atlantic Business Alliance, the Arctic Council, the Arctic Circle Assembly, and Arctic Frontiers.

What is the North Atlantic?

  • Atlantic Canada
  • Denmark
  • Faroe Islands
  • Finland
  • Greenland
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom

Navigating the Climate Frontier: UMaine and Air Force Partner Up to Weather Arctic Storms

In a groundbreaking collaboration, the University of Maine has teamed up with the Department of the Air Force (DAF) to tackle the rapidly changing Arctic environment. With melting ice opening up once-frozen waters, accessibility and resource exploitation questions loom large, prompting nations, including the US, to seek diplomatic solutions to establish rights and sovereignty in the region. By combining academic expertise with military resources, the collaboration seeks to bolster national security interests while championing environmental stewardship in one of the most critical regions on the planet.



Companies Invest in Renewable Energy in the Arctic

The Arctic Economic Council is an independent organization that facilitates Arctic business-to-business activities and responsible economic development.


Maine and the Global Arctic

Maine’s geographic location establishes the state as a strategic transportation node between the eastern seaboard and new Arctic trade routes. Beyond its geographic location, Maine’s strategic significance also lies in its established connections with Arctic nations and the Arctic economy. 


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