Driving Change

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


We help partners across the South identify systemic gaps and barriers that impede economic mobility and frame a common agenda for systemic change.

Call on us for:

  • Research and analysis of economic and social challenges and opportunities.
  • Recommendations on approaches and solutions.
  • Facilitating learning communities that examine models of success and suggest best practices and policies that support community initiatives.

MDC at Work

State of the South

MDC’s landmark reports since 1996 have shaped the economic agenda of a region, shining a spotlight on historic trends, deep-rooted inequities, and solutions that offer rural and urban communities a path forward.