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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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. 

Leadership in Action Breakfast

Topic: Mental Health in the Workplace
Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Location: Mariner’s Church Banquet Center, 368 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101
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Maine Downtown Center Launches $640,000 REvitalizeME Grant Program

MDF’s Maine Downtown Center is accepting applications for $640,000 in matching grants for development, pre-development and energy efficiency projects through the REvitalizeME Program. Find out if your community is eligible, how to apply and more.

Read all about it!  REvitalizeME

How MDF Works to Meet Maine’s Shifting Economic and Workforce Needs

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14 Jan

Maine Downtown Center Webinar

Fundraising – Best $$ Events (promo). More information coming soon.

11 Feb

Maine Downtown Center Webinar

Signage – Michael Hall, Augusta (design). More information coming soon.


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