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Maine Development Foundation

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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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Registration is now open for the Maine Downtown Conference!
If you are starting out in Downtown Revitalization or are well on your way, we have gathered experts from Maine in all Four Points of the National Main Street model to share success stories, best practices and innovations for you to bring back to your community.
Click here for more information and to register!

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MDF & the University of Maine present the fifth Quarterly Economic Report
MDF and the University of Maine are pleased to present our fifth Quarterly Economic Report, Energy In Maine. This series of quarterly reports further explores the economic indicators in Measures of Growth In Focus, a reliable and trusted annual report issued by the Maine Economic Growth Council. The current report examines the costs, consumption, and production of energy in Maine.
Click here to view or download the report.

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MDF & Maine State COC present Making Maine Work: Preparing Maine’s WorkforceInnovation Meets Main Street: 2012 Maine Downtown Conference
MDF and the Maine State Chamber of Commerce are pleased to present Making Maine Work: Preparing Maine’s Workforce. This fifth report in the Making Maine Work series addresses the quality of Maine’s workforce – the education, skills and knowledge Maine workers need to meet the needs of employers and create opportunities for themselves and others.
Click here to view or download the report.

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Upcoming Events

15th Annual Maine Downtown Conference
May 01, 2015

2015 Next Step Maine Scholarship Application Period Open
March 02, 2015 to May 04, 2015
Next Step Maine Employers' Initiative, a program of the Maine Development Foundation, is pleased to announce that the application period for 2015 Next Step Maine scholarships is open.

Recent News

Maine Development Foundation’s Healthy Maine Streets Program to be Featured at National Conference
March 25, 2015

Community colleges are key to shaping Maine’s workforce, economy
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March 16, 2015

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February 27, 2015

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