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 though trusted research, leadership development, and creative partnerships to stimulate new ideas, solve problems, and improve lives

Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Earth Day Indicator in Action

Did you know that Maine was the first state to enact a statutory target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions? Read our special Earth Day blog featuring the story of Nyle Systems and how they are putting data into action for the improvement of Maine’s environment, economy, and workforce.

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Leadership in Action Breakfast: Mental Health in the Workplace – Evolving Best Practices in the the Hybrid World

Join us for a morning of self care, re-energizing and peer support.

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SEA Maine (Seafood Economic Accelerator), an initiative MDF is proud to staff, is spuring economic growth, market and workforce development, and greater resiliency in Maine’s seafood economy. Meet the fisherpeople, innovators, and community leaders fueling the resurgence in this inspiring video. “This is SEA Maine” video

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25 Apr

Building Welcoming and Inclusive Businesses and Public Spaces on Main Street

Presented in Partnership with OUT Maine, this training will focus on creating welcoming Main Streets for LGBTQ+ youth.

10 May

Leadership Maine 30th Anniversary Eagle Class Graduation

**REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 17th** Gather with classmates, colleagues, friends, and family for this year’s Leadership Maine Eagle Class graduation.


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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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