The School of Business houses the following centers. Click on each to learn more.

The mission of the Center for Business and Economic Research is to provide high-quality applied research and technical assistance services to Maine’s private and public sector organizations through the combined expertise of faculty, staff, and students from the School of Business, the Muskie School of Public Service, and other colleges and schools at the University of Southern Maine.

Richard Bilodeau, Interim Director

Founded in 1996, the Center for Entrepreneurship is part of the School of Business within the College of Management and Human Service. The Center develops courses that respond to the needs of entrepreneurs and startup businesses throughout Maine. The Center for Entrepreneurship, part of the Entrepreneurship, Creativity, and Innovation program, supports students and faculty in their business development, launch, and growth efforts. The Center supports the mission of the School of Business (“We prepare lifelong, entrepreneurial thinkers fluent in business technologies”) through the creation of courses, workshops, and events in the areas of opportunity analysis, new product development, venture creation and launch, growth strategies, creativity, sustainability, design thinking, and innovation management.

For more information regarding the Center for Entrepreneurship please contact Richard Bilodeau, Lead Faculty, Entrepreneurship, Creativity, and Innovation at (207) 780-4302 or

Administered by the School of Business at the University of Southern Maine, the Maine Small Business Development Center (Maine SBDC) Statewide Network provides comprehensive business management assistance, training, resource and information services to Maine’s micro, small and technology-based businesses and the jobs these businesses provide.

Mark Delsile, Director