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State of the South 2014
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What does MDC stand for?

Data Snapshot

$21.63

necessary hourly family-supporting wage for a single parent with one child in NC. That's a

$44,995

annual salary.

 

#100 (of 100)

The rank of Fayetteville, NC, for percentage gain (or loss) in adult income from growing up in the top 100 commuting zones in the U.S.

(-17.8% loss)

Just 21% 

of entry-level jobs in North Carolina have median hourly wage above the family-supporting wage.

 

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The State of the South Blog

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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

1990

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

2000

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