Eastern Impact is a sustainable impact investment management company developing impactful businesses in the Downeast corridor of New England.
We operate under 6 interdependent impact goals to catalyze sustainable regional economic and commercial development, create local environmental benefit and generate excess investor returns:
Create impactful companies in our target sectors that provide necessary and cost-effective products, services and solutions.
Create incremental or homeshore ‘high-wage’ and permanent job opportunities in areas of the economy that have suffered job attrition.
Create positive local environmental impact in industries that have historically relied upon more carbon-intensive forms of energy for their process heating, feedstock, cogeneration and transportation requirements.
GDP & Population Growth
Create incremental economic and population growth in counties of New England growing below the national and state averages.
Provide incremental contribution to corporate, sales and property tax bases in regional and municipal areas that have experienced diminishing tax bases.
Make investments that earn investors their target and justified rates of excess return.
Our regional focus is on the ‘Downeast’ Corridor of New England, the coastal corridor of New England encompassing the North and South Shores of Massachusetts, the New Hampshire seacoast, Providence county of Rhode Island and due downeast Maine.
- Destination Communities: Portland, Portsmouth and Providence
- Industry Clusters: Maritime and Aerospace Manufacturing, Innovative Textiles, Signal Processing & Electronics, Medical Devices, Semiconductor and Precision Machining
- Creative Academic Institutions: Bates, Bowdoin, Colby, College of the Atlantic, University of Maine, Rhode Island School of Design
- Airports: Portland International Jetport (PWM), T.F. Green (PVD), Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) and Portsmouth International Airport at Pease (PSM)
- Rail Service: Downeaster (Boston to Brunswick) and Northeast Corridor (Boston to Providence)
- Downeast Economics (2013):
- GDP: $51.2 billion
- Jobs: 663,300
We aim to make investments in four target sectors covering both innovative and proven Made-in-USA business models poised for long-term sustainable growth:
Real Estate & Land
Catalyzing the development of the assets in which we live, work and play is crucial to improving our quality of life and the economic vitality of our local communities.
- GDP: $7.4 billion
- Jobs: 25,587
Advanced Manufacturing & Consumer Goods
Catalyzing the transformation our traditional manufacturing base into an advanced manufacturing ecosystem.
- GDP: $5.5 billion
- Jobs: 50,723
Agriculture & Aquaculture
Catalyzing local agriculture and aquaculture business models to ensure that more of our food supply comes from within a sustainable radius.
- GDP: $808 million
- Jobs: 6,108
Transportation & Distribution
Catalyzing alternative transportation fuels and distribution networks to create transformational shifts in both short- and long-haul transportation and distribution.
- GDP: $1.3 billion
- Jobs: 117,273
Eastern Marine is a developer of transformational transportation, distribution and logistics projects in the Downeast corridor of New England.
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