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 the lives of all Mainers. 

Applications Being Accepted for 2019-2020 Leadership Development Programs

You are a leader … but are you up for the challenge? Applications are now being accepted for MDF’s premier leadership development programs, ICL and Leadership Maine. Apply now! 

Leadership Maine Graduation
Friday, May 10, 2019

Come celebrate Leadership Maine’s Allagash Class Graduation and hear Keynote Speaker, Mike Gawtry, LL Bean Director of Sporting Goods & LM Alum, Tau Class

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Celebrating 40 Years of Economic Development in Maine

The men and women who’ve led 40 years of initiatives, programs and coalitions at MDF talk about driving economic development across Maine.

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10 May

Leadership Maine Graduation

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22 May

MaineSpark Summit 2019

MaineSpark Coalition leaders from across our state who are diligently working to reach Maine’s workforce goal of 60% by 2025 will come together on May 22nd to discuss MaineSpark’s progress toward the goal thus far, and how to further braid together work being done in a more impactful way. In attendance will be leaders from education, business, philanthropy, nonprofits, and government all invested in this work.

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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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