Maine Downtown Center
The Maine Development Foundation’s Downtown Center serves as the state coordinator for the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Main Street program. We utilize the Main Street Four-Point Approach® which has a reputation as one of the most powerful economic development tools in the nation for vibrant, healthy downtowns. Established in 1999, the Center’s mission is to advance preservation-based economic development in Maine downtowns. We are a member of the Maine Downtown Coalition and are proud to work with 10 Main Street Maine and 20 Maine Downtown Network communities.
NEWS & UPDATES
Active Community Environment Trainings 2016 - March 2 and March 9
March 2nd, 2016
Maine Active Community Environments Workshops to be held in two locations in 2016. Read more...
2016 Maine Downtown Institute - Healthy Communities: Live, Design, Sustain
March 2nd, 2016
The Ecology of Streets: Designing and Planning Communities for Social, Environmental and Economic Health Read more...
US Main Street Video
September 20th, 2011
Main Street Bath GAMSA Video Entry
January 21st, 2012
Main Street Bath's video entry for the 2012 Great American Main Street Awards (GAMSA) Watch video
Unity College arts center gets greener with grant
January 11th, 2016
Bangor Daily News - Bob Mentzinger Read more...
Bangor Area Homeless Shelter awarded $31,925 for energy efficiency improvements
November 30th, 2015
The Maine Edge Read more...
Meet: Anne Ball, helping nonprofits in historic buildings be tighter, heat-wise
November 8th, 2015
Portland Press Herald - Mary Pols Read more...