- Area(s) of Focus: Economy, Education
- Key Indicator(s): Unemployment Rate (%), Median Household Income ($), Poverty (% of population below poverty line), Households Spending Less than 30% of Household Income on Housing (%), Associates Degree or Higher (% of adults 25 and over)
- State(s): North Carolina
For nearly 50 years, MDC (originally known as “Manpower Development Corp.”) has helped organizations and communities close the gaps that separate people from opportunity. An essential part of MDC’s philosophy is that the pathway to opportunity is cleared by creating equityâ€”removing the social, financial, and educational barriers that make it harder for those left behind to take advantage of the opportunities America offers. MDC creates programs that employ integrated, sustainable solutions that connect people with the financial supports that can stabilize their lives, the education and training they need to get better jobs, and the industries that will benefit from their labors and improve the entire community.