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Building Capability, Empowering Students, and Achieving Success

 

Data Snapshot

Just 21% 

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

 

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

02.21.2017 by David Dodson
The Underground Railroad is about the unconquerable, existential human drive for the dignity of a better life. It is about the essential role that a...... 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