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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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 though trusted research, leadership development, and creative partnerships to stimulate new ideas, solve problems, and improve the lives of all Mainers. 

Hiring Workers from the Justice System: A Maine Downtown Institute

March 20, 2019 at 9 AM – 12 PM  Informative and inspirational session sharing experience, strategies and opportunities to recruit and train people returning to the workforce.

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ICL Graduation
Friday, April 5, 2019

Come celebrate with the ICL Mt. Abram class as they graduate and head back into their work and communities with new purpose and skills. Join us Friday, April 5th.

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Celebrating 40 Years of Economic Development in Maine

The men and women who’ve led 40 years of initiatives, programs and coalitions at MDF talk about driving economic development across Maine.

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22 Mar

Leadership Recruiting Briefing for Leadership Program Classes – Brewer

Recruitment briefing time 7:30 – 9:00 am; alumni gathering from 9:00 -10:00 am.

25 Mar

National Main Street Now Conference

Convened annually, the Main Street Now Conference showcases implementable best practices, time-tested solutions and innovative ideas from our national network of practitioners, as well as those in adjacent fields who share in the goal of creating economic and social prosperity in downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts.

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MDF News Roundup – January 2019

Catalyze. Strengthen. Guide. MDF is a non-partisan, statewide driver of sustainable economic growth in Maine. We connect people, decision-makers, and…

Three Communities Joining Highly Regarded Revitalization Program

Catalyze. Strengthen. Guide. MDF is a non-partisan, statewide driver of sustainable economic growth in Maine. We connect people, decision-makers, and…
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