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
2017 Maine Downtown Institute
February 14th, 2017
Hear from successful organizers on how to launch inspiring events that put your downtown on the map to attract statewide foot traffic and capture vacationing consumers. Take-aways will include the unique logistics of brew fests and music festivals, plus all-volunteer committees and marketing. Throw a bash to make your downtown a destination this year! 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
Downtown coordinator job goes full time
September 15th, 2016
Keep Me Current Read more...
Anne Ball joins Maine Development Foundation
August 8th, 2016
Efficiency upgrades help move historic Lincoln Theater into the future
August 1st, 2016
Penbay Pilot Read more...