MDC's staff includes individuals experienced in research, community building, program creation and management, resource development and controls, philanthropic visioning, conference planning, writing, and communications. Our experts have experience collaborating and melding ideas and programs to address the complex challenges that institutions and communities face. Research and experts from MDC are often cited in local, regional, and national reports about ways place-based work can improve peoples lives and the economic vitality of communities by creating equity in education and the workplace. P Op-ed columns based on the insights gained through our research and community-based programs have run in many newspapers, helping people understand the challenges the nation faces and the solutions we have developed over decades of work.
Of particular note are op-eds based on our State of the South reports, which have focused on the critical links that areas such as postsecondary completion and strategic philanthropy have with community and economic revitalization.