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Workforce Development

New Jobs, Same Old Wages

When you hear talk about the economic recovery these days, the focus is rightly on job creation. It makes sense—throughout most of our history, growth in employment has corresponded with growth in income, which results in more people moving out of poverty.

State of the South 2014

There’s a national conversation happening about the economic mobility of young people—the chances that they’ll be able to improve their economic situation compared to that of their parents.

Building Commitment for Community Change

In MDC’s work with community partnerships, we sometimes think of Henry Ford’s quote: “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” Building and sustaining a partnership that can successfully achieve large scale, system-level change is a process tha


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