Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) is an economic development agency based in Augusta, Maine. Established in 1983, the firm provides access to innovative financial solutions to help Maine citizens pursue business and higher educational opportunities. To meet the financing needs of Maine's business community, FAME offers a wide array of business assistance programs, ranging from traditional loan insurance programs for both small and larger businesses to tax credits for investments that individuals make in dynamic, growth-oriented, manufacturing or export-related firms. FAME has also established taxable and tax-exempt bond financing programs that allow strong, creditworthy firms in Maine to access capital at very favorable rates and terms. FAME is committed to innovative, flexible solutions that address the needs of Maine individuals and companies in a changing economic landscape. The assets of the firm are managed by a 15-member board of directors.