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Maine Downtown Center

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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.


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Upcoming Events

16th Annual Maine Downtown Conference

May 13th, 2016
This year's conference on Friday, May 13 is all about Economic Vitality Basics, Gateways and Centennial Thinking! Don't miss the opportunity to also attend our pre-conference workshop on Thursday afternoon. Read more...

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US Main Street Video

September 20th, 2011
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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

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“MDF and the Maine Downtown Center play a critical role toward economic development in our cities and towns. By fostering new leaders, promoting innovative policy and investing in Maine's brand, they make economic prosperity accessible to all of us.”

- Mary Kate Reny, Operations and Marketing, Renys, Inc.


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