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Maine Development Foundation

Empowering. Strengthening. Guiding.

The Maine Development Foundation (MDF) drives sustainable, long-term economic growth for Maine. MDF stimulates new ideas, develops leaders, and provides common ground for solving problems and advancing issues.


Maine Downtown Center
Rally + Awards

Featuring “Patrick Wright Unleashed: An Unvarnished Look at Main Street”

Plus Maine Development Foundation CEO Yellow Light Breen
And announcing of the 2018 Downtown Hero and Project Awards

Franco Center, 46 Cedar Street, Lewiston




- Free parking in lot across street on Oxford Street
- Doors open at 6:00 PM with heavy hors d’oeuvres and cash bar
- Program starts at 7:00 PM
- Event ends at 9:00 PM

Pricing:
$35 Main Street/Network program community member/Maine Development Foundation member
$45 general public

Register here

 


Maine Downtown Center

workshops at Build Maine


Thursday, June 14
Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon Street
9:00 – 4:30 PM

  • Retail in the Internet Age with Harvard lecturer and national retail consultant Bob Gibbs;
  • Landing Impactful Public Art with Anne Marie Purkey Levine of AMPL Art Consulting and Maine’s Percent for Art manager Julie Horn;
  • Creating Value in Unloved Spaces with North Shore (MA) Community Development Coalition and Sustainable Nation author Doug Farr.

Plus, come for the Build Maine plenary program on Friday, June 15!
Tickets here.


 

You Are a Leader ... But Are You Up For the Challenge? Apply for Our Leadership Maine and ICL Leadership Intensive Today!

At Maine Development Foundation, we believe that if you bring together Maine leaders, equip them with leadership skills, immerse them in the Maine economy, excite them about the future and empower them to take action – they will move mountains. Our Leadership programs do just that. 2018 is a special year. We are celebrating the 25th Anniversary Year of both Leadership Maine and ICL Leadership Intensive programs bringing diverse groups of proven professionals together for powerful learning experiences and development.

Applications are now being accepted for Leadership Maine and the ICL Leadership Intensive.


Revive Civility in Maine

MDF is partnering with the National Institute for Civil Discourse to launch Revive Civility in Maine. Learn more about the initiative here. Join us in making Maine even better at having the critical conversations that will move us forward economically, build community and strengthen leaders.

Read the press release: NICD Launches in Maine.


 
 
  What is MaineSpark?
 

MaineSpark is a 10-year commitment from Maine’s most influential education and business leaders to work together to ensure that Maine’s workforce is productive and competitive.

MaineSpark organizations connect people with the education, training, jobs, programs and resources needed to thrive in Maine’s robust and changing economy. MaineSpark is powered by a coalition of organizations—schools and universities, nonprofits and foundations, government agencies and businesses—with a common goal: by 2025, 60% of Mainers will hold education and workforce credentials that position Maine and its families for success. Learn more here. Click here to go to the MaineSpark website.

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Upcoming Events

Maine Downtown Center Rally and Awards
June 14, 2018
Featuring “Patrick Wright Unleashed: An Unvarnished Look at Main Street” Plus: Maine Development Foundation CEO Yellow Light Breen, and announcing of the 2018 Downtown Hero and Project Awards

Maine Downtown Center workshops at Build Maine
June 14, 2018
Plus, come for the Build Maine plenary program on Friday, June 15!