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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 19 Maine Downtown Network communities.


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Maine Downtown Institute 2014

December 10th, 2014
Energy Efficiency in your Buildings and in Your Downtowns Read more...

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Maine Downtown Center


Lorain Francis

Phone 207-626-3117

“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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