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. 

Join Us for the Maine Downtown Center Annual Awards Celebration

On January 27 we will gather virtually to celebrate the people, projects, businesses and volunteers making Maine’s historic downtowns magical and vibrant.

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2021 Measures of Growth Report is out

The Report provides a comprehensive snapshot of how the state’s economy is performing during this extraordinary time and what areas of critical focus will ensure a robust, inclusive recovery.

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Visit the 2021 Measures of Growth Section

Watch Tae Chong’s Keynote Speech to our Sept. 24 event, “Maine Rising: MDF’s 43rd Annual Meeting and Champion Awards Celebration”. Tae explores how Maine individuals, communities, and businesses can respond, adapt, and rise out of the challenges of the pandemic, and make the changes necessary to build an equitable, sustainable Maine workforce through a 5-step approach of Recruiting, Hiring, Retaining, Researching, and Reaching Out.

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27 Jan

MDC Annual Awards Celebration

This event will be held virtually via Zoom.

02 Mar

2022 Leadership in Action Symposium

Advancing Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion as an Individual. What can individuals do to begin, maintain, and further efforts toward JEDI? How can leaders support individuals on their path toward educating themselves, and finding ways to participate in JEDI efforts? Event time is 12-1:30pm (via Zoom)


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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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