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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.

Creating a New Normal in the Workplace: Solutions and Best Practices in the #Metoo Era

We hope you will join us on Thursday, January 31st, 2019 for our next Leadership in Action Breakfast, “Creating a New Normal in the Workplace: Solutions and Best Practices in the #Metoo Era.” A year into the #Metoo movement, what are Maine businesses and organizations doing to ensure a safe and fair working environment for women? Katie Shorey, who stepped in to lead Maine Startup in the wake of a sexual misconduct controversy, will moderate a panel discussion focused on solutions and best practices. We will then break into smaller, interactive discussions of what you and your organization are doing to address pay equity, a safe working environment and equal career options for women.



Alumni Challenge Match Campaign

Calling all Alumni of our Leadership Development Programs! Bangor Savings Bank has issued a $40,000 Challenge Match to Alumni of our ICL Leadership Intensive and Leadership Maine Programs. The Deadline to contribute is December 31, 2018.

We know you are up to the Challenge! For more information and to contribute to our Alumni Annual Campaign click on the following links:

Leadership Maine Alumni
ICL Leadership Intensive Alumni

Thank you in advance for your support!



We’ve Moved!

We’ve moved our offices to the historic Stevens Commons campus in Hallowell. Please be patient during our transition and we look forward to seeing you in our new digs.


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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