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State of the South 2014
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What does MDC stand for?

Focus on Research

The Only Way Out is Up

 

NEW FROM MDC

 

 

The Working Families Success Strategy College Implementation Guide
 

Data Snapshot

 

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The number of Southern states that have underemployment rates higher than the U.S. rate of 27 percent.

 

45%

of all state-held inmates in the U.S. are incarcerated in Southern states.

 

 

46%

of African-American 16-19 year olds in the South are unemployed. 

27% 

of African-American 20-24 year olds are unemployed.

 

State of the South 2014

Building an Infrastructure of Opportunity for the Next Generation

 

 

 

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The North Star: MDC's Blog

10.27.2014 by Scott Edmonds
The South as a region is booming—and not necessarily for the reasons you might think. Despite the region near unanimously rejecting one of the core... read more

Charting new pathways since 1967

1967

MDC was founded as a legacy of the North Carolina Fund

1986

Publication of Shadows in the Sunbelt refocuses MDC's work on sustainable economic development in the South

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Creation of Foundation for the Mid South addresses the causes of poverty through long-term philanthropic investment

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Publication of first chapter of State of the South, addressing the impact of globalization on the region