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
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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.
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!
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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