Driving Change

MDC projects over five decades have helped the South improve education, employment and economic security outcomes. 



We help partners and communities mobilize for impact.

Call on us for:

  • Forming, coaching, training and technical assistance for community partnerships that achieve common goals.
  • Implementing solutions, including program design, program management and technical assistance.
  • Evaluating impact and capturing lessons learned.
  • Practices and policies that support community initiatives.

MDC at Work

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Danville, Virginia, Economic Development

We’ve helped this community over 20 years transform itself from a struggling manufacturing town to a thriving one with computer software firms, major employers, such as IKEA, and biofuels research companies.