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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.

Downtown is the Place!

14th Annual Downtown Conference - Registration is Open!
Downtown is the Place! Join us in Waterville on Friday, May 2, 2014 to celebrate Quality of Place, Thrive in Place, and Age in Place. The conference will include great speakers, interactive sessions, networking opportunities, tours, fabulous food, and much more. Don't miss this exciting and educational opportunity!
Click here for details or to register.

Quality of Life Circles - Economy, Community, Environment

Measures of Growth In Focus 2014 Released
The Maine Economic Growth Council and Maine Development Foundation are pleased to present Measures of Growth In Focus 2014. This 20th annual report highlights 27 indicators that measure Maine’s progress toward long-term, sustainable economic growth, including three indicators highlighted as Gold Stars and five Red Flags singled out for special attention.
Click here to view or download the report.

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Innovation Meets Main Street: 2012 Maine Downtown ConferenceNext Step Maine Scholarships Available Now: Nominate an employee today!
The scholarship fund supports working adults who are going to school while juggling jobs, families, and other responsibilities. These scholarships will be given to employees who are engaged in taking the next step in their education, pursuing an associate's or bachelor's degree or industry certification, and who are considered promising contributors to the companies or organizations for whom they work. Scholarship applications must be submitted by employers, who can ‘nominate' eligible employees, and a personal statement by the nominee is also required. THE APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MAY 5.
Click here for scholarship guidelines and forms.

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Upcoming Events

14th Annual Maine Downtown Conference
May 02, 2014
Meredith Jones, President & CEO, Maine Community Foundation will be speaking about community leadership and will be followed by educational sessions and tours

Recent News

Maine's economy a mixed bag
Tony Payne - The Portland Daily Sun
April 08, 2014

MDF Program Director Ryan Neale discussing Measures of Growth 2014 on Maine State Chamber's "Bottom Line"
Maine State Chamber of Commerce
April 07, 2014

Report shows Maine must address food insecurity
Lewiston Sun Journal
April 06, 2014

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