Impact Stories

Building An Infrastructure Of Opportunity In NC

April 6, 2016

A new study commissioned by the John M. Belk Endowment finds that economic mobility in every region of North Carolina ranks well below the national average, and unless communities create better opportunities, the limited chances of success for a growing portion of the population could jeopardize the state’s economic future.

MDC Report Cover

Among the report’s key findings:

State and regional analysis is paired with a close look at eight localities across the state—Guilford County, Wilkes County, Fayetteville, Vance/Granville/Franklin/Warren counties, Monroe, Wilmington, Western North Carolina, and Pitt County— and sketches out a series of actions that communities across the state can take to strengthen and align these critical systems.

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