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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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$35,600 Awarded in Scholarships from Next Step Maine
Next Step Maine announced today that $35,600 has been awarded to 28 Maine employees who were nominated by their employers for a 2016 Next Step Maine Employee of Promise scholarship this spring. The program is a free statewide initiative that awards funds to Maine employees who are currently pursuing a bachelor's degree, associate's degree or certificate program. The recipients were selected from 40 applicants from a variety of Maine companies and many educational institutions.
Click here for more information about Next Step Maine.

Quality of Life Circles

Presenting Measures of Growth 2016
The Maine Economic Growth Council and Maine Development Foundation are pleased to present "Measures of Growth 2016." This 22nd annual report highlights the key indicators that measure Maine’s progress toward long-term economic growth and a high quality of life for all Maine people, including three highlighted as gold stars and five red flags needing special attention.
Click here to view or download the report.

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Quarterly Economic Report: Water Quality in MaineDeadline Extended for Leadership Maine Recruitment!
We've got an excellent pool of candidates so far for the 2016-17 Leadership Maine (LM) Omega class! However, due to some recent technical difficulties, we've decided to extend the deadline to Monday, May 9. Please click on the link below for information on the LM program or the application process.

The Application Process

Leadership Maine Program

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Recent News

Center Theatre goes green
Bangor Daily News - Sheila Grant
June 22, 2016

PTC receives $100k Grants to Green award
The Maine Edge
June 22, 2016

Making the PMA greener
Portland Museum of Art - Nick Oliver
June 08, 2016

Champion Circle Members

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