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Maine Development Foundation

Empowering. Strengthening. Guiding.

The Maine Development Foundation (MDF) drives sustainable, long-term economic growth for Maine. MDF stimulates new ideas, develops leaders, and provides common ground for solving problems and advancing issues.

You Are a Leader ... But Are You Up For the Challenge? Apply for Our Leadership Maine and ICL Leadership Intensive Today!

Application deadline has been extended for both programs. Deadline is now Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

At Maine Development Foundation, we believe that if you bring together Maine leaders, equip them with leadership skills, immerse them in the Maine economy, excite them about the future and empower them to take action – they will move mountains. Our Leadership programs do just that. 2018 is a special year. We are celebrating the 25th Anniversary Year of both Leadership Maine and ICL Leadership Intensive programs bringing diverse groups of proven professionals together for powerful learning experiences and development.

Applications are now being accepted for Leadership Maine and the ICL Leadership Intensive.

Join us for an ICL Leadership Intensive Recruitment Briefing on Thursday, April 19, at the Maine Cancer Foundation in Falmouth. Click here for more details and to register.


Marketing Main Street:

Get Noticed in the Noise

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cony Flatiron Auditorium, 110 Cony Street, Augusta

Join us for two boot-camp strategies on how to market your boutique or mission on a shoe-string. Abbe Levin, Cultural Tourism Coordinator for the Maine Office of Tourism will teach you how the professionals spark foot traffic. Whitney Moreau from Marshall Communications will tell you how you have social media all wrong and what to do about it. Turn your brand into a celebrity this summer!

$29 Main Street/Network program community member/Maine Development Foundation member
$34 general public

Register here

Revive Civility in Maine

MDF is partnering with the National Institute for Civil Discourse to launch Revive Civility in Maine. Learn more about the initiative here. Join us in making Maine even better at having the critical conversations that will move us forward economically, build community and strengthen leaders.

Read the press release: NICD Launches in Maine.

  What is MaineSpark?

MaineSpark is a 10-year commitment from Maine’s most influential education and business leaders to work together to ensure that Maine’s workforce is productive and competitive.

MaineSpark organizations connect people with the education, training, jobs, programs and resources needed to thrive in Maine’s robust and changing economy. MaineSpark is powered by a coalition of organizations—schools and universities, nonprofits and foundations, government agencies and businesses—with a common goal: by 2025, 60% of Mainers will hold education and workforce credentials that position Maine and its families for success. Learn more here. Click here to go to the MaineSpark website.

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