Eaton Peabody Consulting Group (EPCG) is a multi-disciplined consulting team providing services in municipal management, business development, community assistance, and government affairs. EPCG has the expertise to provide direct assistance at the municipal, regional, and state level, throughout Maine.

EPCG assists businesses to expand and grow with services that include identification of financial resources, strategic planning, and development approvals.

Development services are provided to municipal and regional entities and to a wide range of business development projects, such as Waterville’s Trafton Properties and MaineGeneral Medical Center. Presently over a dozen communities from Orono to Arundel have engaged EPCG for task specific municipal management, planning, or development services.

EPCG assists businesses to expand and grow, as well as developing for them new markets in northern New England and Atlantic Canada. Assistance can include identification of financial resources, strategic planning, development approvals, and networking.

The government affairs focus of EPCG is broad, covering such areas as housing and transportation policy. Example organizations include the Maine Transit Association, the Maine Affordable Housing Coalition, and the Maine Real Estate Managers Association. These services complement the long standing presence of Eaton Peabody representation of business clients in Augusta.

Municipal management is geared toward assisting communities who are in transition. Consultants can provide assistance in staff replacements, such as municipal manager replacement. EPCG can work with Boards on conflict resolution, ethical issues, and reorganization. EPCG has assisted communities in reorganization efforts and in assessing critical financial issues.

EPCG is further strengthened by its affiliation with the law firm of Eaton Peabody. Established in 1939, Eaton Peabody provides sophisticated legal services across a wide array of disciplines. The firm provides constructive and cost effective problem resolution, whether through negotiation or litigation, all the while providing depth and institutional capacity to be creative and original.

Public Policy

  • Capital Improvement Planning
  • Downtown Master Planning
  • Local Ordinances
  • Municipal and Non-profit Strategic Planning
  • State Legislation and Rulemaking
  • Organization Assistance

Municipal Management

  • Ethics evaluations
  • Financial Analysis
  • Labor and Contract Negotiations
  • Personnel Evaluations
  • Organizational Assessment and Development
  • Recruitment Assistance
  • RFQ/RFP Design and Support
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Board and Council Assistance

Business Development and Community Assistance

  • Business Planning and Finance
  • Business Expansion
  • Grant and Loan Assistance
  • Project Management
  • Tax Increment Financing (TIF)
  • Strategic Planning