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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.


MDF’s 36th Annual Meeting – Everyone Leads Maine
Leadership is the most important component in the complex process of economic growth. MDF believes that leadership is a way of being that everyone can embrace, not a position in a hierarchy. Join us in Portland to hear stories from Maine leaders who are transforming our economy. Special thanks to our annual meeting Lead Sponsor, Bangor Savings Bank.
Click here for details and to register.

Grants to Green

Grants to Green Maine
Grants to Green Maine, a partnership between the Maine Community Foundation, Maine Development Foundation, and Efficiency Maine, provides environmentally focused knowledge and funding to strengthen nonprofits.
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Quarterly Report on Fiscal Return on Higher Ed

Innovation Meets Main Street: 2012 Maine Downtown ConferenceQuarterly Report on Fiscal Return on Higher Education In Maine Released
MDF and the University of Maine are pleased to present our third Quarterly Economic Report, The Fiscal Return on Higher Education In Maine. This series of quarterly reports further explores the economic indicators in Measures of Growth In Focus, a reliable and trusted annual report issued by the Maine Economic Growth Council. This third report explores the benefits, in the form of increased tax revenue and reduced social costs that accrue to the state as a whole when individuals complete a higher education degree.
Click here to view or download the report.

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Upcoming Events

MDF’s 36th Annual Meeting "Everyone Leads Maine"
October 07, 2014

Leadership Unplugged Fall 2014 - Session 1 with Steve Pound
October 29, 2014
Leadership Unplugged is designed to be a series of conversations with Maine leaders around issues of economic importance.

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