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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.

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Measures of Growth 2015 Released Today!
The Maine Economic Growth Council and Maine Development Foundation are pleased to present Measures of Growth 2015. This 21th annual report highlights the key indicators that measure Maine’s progress toward long-term, sustainable economic growth, including four indicators highlighted as Gold Stars and five Red Flags needing special attention.
Click here to view or download the report.

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Registration is now open for the Maine Downtown Conference!
If you are starting out in Downtown Revitalization or are well on your way, we have gathered experts from Maine in all Four Points of the National Main Street model to share success stories, best practices and innovations for you to bring back to your community.
Click here for details or to register!.

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MDF & Maine State COC present Making Maine Work: Preparing Maine’s WorkforceInnovation Meets Main Street: 2012 Maine Downtown Conference
MDF and the Maine State Chamber of Commerce are pleased to present Making Maine Work: Preparing Maine’s Workforce. This fifth report in the Making Maine Work series addresses the quality of Maine’s workforce – the education, skills and knowledge Maine workers need to meet the needs of employers and create opportunities for themselves and others.
Click here to view or download the report.

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Upcoming Events

15th Annual Maine Downtown Conference
May 01, 2015

2015 Next Step Maine Scholarship Application Period Open
March 02, 2015 to May 04, 2015
Next Step Maine Employers' Initiative, a program of the Maine Development Foundation, is pleased to announce that the application period for 2015 Next Step Maine scholarships is open.

Leadership Unplugged Spring 2015 - Session 2 with Sharon Abrams
May 14, 2015
Leadership Unplugged is designed to be a series of conversations with Maine leaders around issues of economic importance.

Recent News

What’s up and what’s down in Maine
Bangor Daily News - Darren Fishell
April 16, 2015

Maine Economic Growth Council presents Measures of Growth 2015 report
April 15, 2015

Report: Cost of doing business in Maine lowest since early ’90s
Darren Fishell - Bangor Daily News
April 15, 2015

Champion Circle Members

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