The Institute for Civic Leadership is an experiential, eight month, inward journey that enables a leader to develop the skills to lead in a collaborative and facilitative way.
Leadership Maine is a powerful, nine month, outward journey that takes a leader beyond their day-to-day experience and expands their capacity to shape our state’s future.
Policy Leaders Academy is a non-partisan experiential immersion for legislators in the fundamentals of the Maine economy, the factors that drive long-term growth, and how public policy decisions affect investment.
The Realize Maine Network connects regional groups, business, organizations and policymakers to share best practices for attracting and retaining young people to live, work and thrive in Maine.
Revive Civility works to improve the tone of our current political and public discourse through training on structural and behavioral change, respectful dialogue, and relationship building across belief systems.
MDF offers professional development, networking, community service and impactful engagement opportunities to the 1800+ alumni of Leadership Maine and ICL.
Lead Now is a slate of online leadership programs that aim to help leaders navigate uncertainties, implement economic recovery plans, and ensure equity for all Mainers.
MDF is a lead partner in FOR/Maine (Forest Opportunity Roadmap) a cross-sector coalition working to diversify the state’s wood products businesses, attract capital investments, and develop greater economic prosperity for Maine’s rural communities.
The Maine Development Foundation’s Maine Downtown Center Program serves as a statewide resource for preservation-based downtown revitalization.
MDF is a lead partner in MaineSpark, a 10-year initiative by Maine’s education and business leaders to ensure by 2025, 60% of Mainers hold the education and workforce credentials they need to succeed.
MDF is a key partner in the Maine Alliance for Health and Prosperity which seeks to address and eliminate systemic inequities in health and economic outcomes.
MEGC develops long-range economic plans for Maine and measures progress in achieving the plan’s benchmarks and goals.
Making Maine Work reports serve as an action plan for improving productivity and investing in ways that help grow Maine’s economy.
MDF’s annual snapshot of Maine’s economy that provides critical nonpartisan, independent data on key indicators to inform policy and decision making.