We can move mountains.
MDF curricula and training prepares leaders of all types to adapt to ever-changing challenges and opportunities.Learn more
Creating vibrant downtowns
MDF’s Maine Downtown Center Program serves as a statewide resource for preservation-based downtown revitalization.Learn more
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.
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.Join MDF
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.
2019 Measures of Growth Report
MDF is pleased to release the 2019 Measures of Growth Report. Now in its 25th year, this annual snapshot of major factors affecting the economy and the well-being of Maine people and communities has served as a tool to help focus policy, workforce, educational and civic efforts alike. Read all about it here.
How MDF Leadership Development Programs Catalyze Careers and Lives – Applications Being Accepted
Hear from alumni of MDF’s ICL (Institute for Civic Leadership) Program about the life-and-career-changing experience, the power of the Alumni Network, and why you should consider applying.
Attend an MDF event
2nd Annual Statewide Convening of the MaineSpark Navigator Network
MaineSpark’s Navigator Network will come together for its 2nd Annual statewide convening.
Leadership in Action Breakfast
Creating a New Normal in the Workplace: Solutions and Best Practices in the #Metoo Era
Read news about MDF
Downtown DealRevitalizing core areas seen as challenge that must be met. Read the article in Maine Town & City.
“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