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MDF’s Maine Downtown Center Program serves as a statewide resource for preservation-based downtown revitalization.

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MDF’s multi-sector, non-partisan methods of collecting and testing data then sharing it across our network is why we’re one of the most trusted sources of economic data in Maine.


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MDF encourages you to join the conversation and make a real difference in determining Maine’s future. 

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MDF is a non-partisan, statewide driver of sustainable economic growth in Maine. We connect people, decision-makers, and communities though trusted research, leadership development, and creative partnerships to stimulate new ideas, solve problems, and improve lives

Calling all Leadership Maine & ICL Alums: Join us for a holiday 30th Anniversary celebration of joy, laughter, and light

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07 Dec

2023 Light Up Leadership Alumni Holiday Gathering

Time for some laughter and good cheer! Join your fellow ICL and Leadership Maine alums for an evening of joy, laughter, and connection as we celebrate the 30th Anniversaries of both programs and all the ways you have led – big and small – over the past year. Reconnect with ICL & Leadership Maine classmates, other alums, and make new acquaintances who share your love of Maine and your passion for leading. We’ve begun recruiting for the next classes, so please bring your leadership-curious friends and colleagues too! We’ll order some pizza for all to enjoy. The event will be outside under a semi-enclosed heated pavilion, so please dress accordingly!

17 Jan

2024 New Affiliate Application Information Session

Join us for the 2024 MDC Affiliate Application Information Session on January 17, 2024 from 4:00-5:00PM. This session will be an overview of the affiliate program structure, benefits of being an affiliate, and how to apply to be an affiliate program.


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Kay Rand, Former Chief of Staff, Governor Angus King

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