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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 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.
Strength in Community: MDF’s 44th Annual Meeting & Champion Awards Celebration. Come celebrate the leaders, businesses, and communities whose efforts are benefitting entire commnuities and inspiring equitable and inclusive economic resilience.
Heart of Biddeford Earns National 2022 Great American Main Street Award
Congratulations to Heart of Biddeford on winning the 2022 Great American Main Street America award! Watch this short video and learn why the organization and the Biddeford community so richly derserve this!
Attend an MDF event
During this free, live event the Main Street Fellows, AmeriCorps members serving in Westbrook and Biddeford, will give live TED-like talks followed by a brief panel discussion. This is an opportunity to celebrate and hear the impact of a year of service through the eyes of the Main Street Fellows as they share their stories. Event speakers: Dr. Kaylyn O’Brien, Global Talent Planning and Processes Manager at WEX and Main Street Fellows Program Committee Chair
Join us for a celebration of leaders, businesses, and communities who’s efforts have benefited entire commnuities, inspired economic resilience, and furthered progress toward 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