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State of the South 2014

What does MDC stand for?

Data Snapshot

$170 million

The value of Pell Grants not claimed by students attending North Carolina's postsecondary institutions.

About 40% 

of younger veterans (post-9/11) say they have little or no understanding of their benefits.



of N.C. Federal EITC recipients used a paid preparer in 2010, resulting in more than 


being diverted away from low-income families.


State of the South 


Building an Infrastructure of Opportunity




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The State of the South Blog

10.09.2015 by Abby Parcell
Through a partnership with the John M. Belk Endowment, MDC is profiling eight North Carolina communities to learn how they building infrastructure to improve economic conditions in North Carolina and... Read More... Read More

Charting new pathways since 1967


MDC was founded as a legacy of the North Carolina Fund


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


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


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