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. 

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.

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Heart of Biddeford Earns National 2022 Great American Main Street Award

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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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18 Oct

Board Training: The Four Point Approach

This is the second of two Board Trainings offered annually by the Maine Downtown Center. The event will be held virtually via Zoom.

18 Nov

2022 Realize Maine Network Annual Showcase

This year we’re back to an in-person Showcase and couldn’t be more excited! Greg Marley, Senior Clinical Director at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Maine, will kick off the event as our guest speaker, sharing tips and coping strategies for navigating this complex, fast-paced and demanding world, even in Maine.


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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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