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North Carolina's Economic Imperative:

Building an Infrastructure of Opportunity 

 

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.

 

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

08.14.2017 by
As an organization that has worked for nearly 50 years to build a South that is inclusive, thriving, and just, MDC is saddened and alarmed at the events in...... 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