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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.

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Presenting Measures of Growth 2016
The Maine Economic Growth Council and Maine Development Foundation are pleased to present "Measures of Growth 2016." This 22nd annual report highlights the key indicators that measure Maine’s progress toward long-term economic growth and a high quality of life for all Maine people, including three highlighted as gold stars and five red flags needing special attention.
Click here to view or download the report.

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Registration for the 2016 Maine Downtown Conference in Bar Harbor is now open!
Join us on Friday, May 13th for the 2016 Annual Maine Downtown Conference: Economic Vitality Basics, Gateways and Centennial Thinking as we explore techniques and practices for downtown revitalization and economic development in our Maine communities. Don't miss our pre-conference session on Thursday afternoon on Main Street’s 2016 Four-Point Refresh for Economic Vitality.
Click here for more information and registration.

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Quarterly Economic Report: Water Quality in MaineDeadline Extended for Leadership Maine Recruitment!
We've got an excellent pool of candidates so far for the 2016-17 Leadership Maine (LM) Omega class! However, due to some recent technical difficulties, we've decided to extend the deadline to Monday, May 9. Please click on the link below for information on the LM program or the application process.

The Application Process

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Upcoming Events

16th Annual Maine Downtown Conference
May 13, 2016
This year's conference on Friday, May 13 is all about Economic Vitality Basics, Gateways and Centennial Thinking! Don't miss the opportunity to also attend our pre-conference workshop on Thursday afternoon.

Recent News

Downtown movie night kicks off Wilton community engagement program - Lauren Abbate
April 25, 2016

Maine Economic Growth Council presents Measures of Growth 2016 report
April 12, 2016

Maine business, nonprofit leaders tour Bethel
The Bethel Citizen - Alison Aloisio
March 17, 2016

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