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North Carolina's Economic Imperative:

Building an Infrastructure of Opportunity 

 

Data Snapshot

#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)

Network for Southern Economic Mobility

The Network is a group of Southern communities committed to increasing upward economic mobility for young adults in the lowest income brackets.

 

 

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The State of the South Blog

03.22.2017 by
The results of a new study by the Equality of Opportunity Project, however, suggest that while elite institutions provide increased chances of becoming rich as...... 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

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