We can move mountains.

MDF curricula and training prepares leaders of all types to adapt to ever-changing challenges and opportunities.

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Creating vibrant downtowns

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

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Unbiased data can inform the future

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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There’s a place at the table for you!

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

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Catalyze. Strengthen. Guide.

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

Renew Your Membership or Become an MDF Member Today!

Join us in our statewide efforts to connect individuals, organizations, businesses, communities and policymakers in stabilizing and rebuilding Maine’s economy in ways that are diverse, equitable and, inclusive.

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Sure you’re a leader … but at you up for the challenge?

You’ve pivoted, adapted, innovated, and persevered through the seismic shifts of the past year and a half. Join other leaders from across Maine to learn new ways to lead in this new environment. Applications being accepted for our experiential programs ICL (Institute for Civic Leadership) and Leadership Maine.

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Alumni of ICL (Institute for Civic Leadership) describe how the program enables leaders to build a network of support and collective impact. Apply to ICL today!

Attend an MDF event

14 Jul

Building Maine’s Future Workforce

Join the Realize Maine Network as we host David Pease for a 1-hour virtual discussion about “Building Maine’s Future Workforce.” Event time is 5-6pm (via zoom). This event is open to all.

24 Sep

Maine Rising: MDF Annual Meeting and Champion Awards Celebration

Join us for a celebration of leaders, businesses, and communities who are driving Maine’s economic recovery and the systemic changes necessary for equity and inclusion.


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“MDF is a special creature of state law, enabled to integrate private sector thinking and experience with state government planning and data. There is no other entity like it.”

Kay Rand, Former Chief of Staff, Governor Angus King

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